Raised garden beds, also known as ‘garden boxes’ are a really productive way of growing vegetables or plants when you are limited on space. As well as removing the annoying weeds that spread from you path into regular beds, raised beds also provide good drainage, along with being an effective deterrent against slugs and snails. More importantly, these raised garden beds make for an eye-catching garden feature.
Position Garden Beds Where There’s Plenty Of Sunlight
It is vital to position your garden beds where they will receive plenty of sunlight which promotes photosynthesis and in turn, feeds the plant and encourages healthy growth. Also determine which part of the garden will bask in the suns rays for most of the day.
Spacing In Between Garden Beds for Easier Access and Irrigation Positioning
Leave ample space in between your raised garden beds, if you decide to have more than one, this will allow you to tend to your garden with ease. It will not only ensure that you have the room to move around when weeding and pick your vegetables, but also will allow you to position and tend to the irrigation system in your beds without having to reach over your plants or vegetables causing damage to foliage.
Drip Irrigation and Sprinklers
There is a vast array of different irrigation systems available, but the two most common and most effective are sprinklers and drip irrigation. Drip irrigation feeds water to the plants and vegetables under the soil when they need it, whereas sprinklers shower the plants above ground. Both can be fed from rainwater tanks which are eco-friendly and cost efficient. Drip irrigation is normally best for areas prone to wind.
Determining Landscape Sprinkler Locations, Irrigation Tutorials