Are you ready to take storm water management on your property to the next level, but not quite sure what to tackle? Here’s a simple idea for how to divert water flowing on your property – in this case your driveway – into a rain garden to slowly absorb the water into the groundwater table (as […]
Continuing to share garden inspiration, it’s nice to know that you don’t need a lot of space to create a welcoming, bountiful, beautiful spot. The garden featured today was tucked into a side yard of an apartment building measuring approximately 20′ x 30′.
A raised bed hosts most of the edibles, with tomatoes, lettuce, and basil. The cucumbers are trained to go up small trellis pitched at an angle towards the fence line to maximize space.
A lot of the rest of plot has potted plants ranging in sizes from barrels to buckets. A bush variety of raspberry in a container provides light snacking in the middle of the space. The raspberries are complimented by a bright flower.
A perched outdoor fire pit creates a nice spot for communing in the evening, and roasting the occasional marshmallow.
Are squirrels digging up your dirt? Are cats clawing your carrot bed? We saw this simple solution the other day to deter these unwanted “helpers” in the garden: upside-down forks!
Just stick in a few forks per cubic foot – plastic or metal – to deter squirrels, cats, and whatever else is trying to dig up your delicacies.