Raised planter box along fence that doubles as a bench. Also brackets for hanging plants

Raised planter box along fence that doubles as a bench. Also brackets for hanging plants Raised planter box along fence that doubles as a bench. Also brackets for hanging plants…

Here's an interesting tip to prevent slugs and snails from entering into you raised garden beds...

Pennies glued to square foot garden Glued pennies to the side of my square foot garden bed to keep slugs away. Slugs and snails won't cross copper. Glued pennies to the side of my square foot garden bed.

Brick garden edge that you can run a lawn mower over. Labor intensive to complete but my kind of edging.

The Best Garden Edging Tips

Brick pavers make a simple, handsome border and work well as edging material. They're ideal for a wide border that keeps grass out of the garden, yet allows flowers etc. to spill over without intruding onto the grass.

idea for walled side of the garden, seating and beds

Paint colour on walls. olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. Paint colour on walls

This 4" plastic edging filled with mulch against a stone border wall is a great way to reduce maintenance. The edging keeps grass roots from creeping into the stone wall, and the mulch provides a mowing track for the lawn mower wheels. You can mow right over the plastic border and cut the lawn edge cleanly. There's no need to trim the grass.

The Best Garden Edging Tips

To reduce maintenance, add a deep trench that is lined with plastic edging and filled with mulch. The edging keeps grass roots from creeping into the stone wall. And more garden edging tips.

Raised bed seating in beautifully coloured garden

Sunken deck and steps stairs Waay too frufru for me -- but I love the idea of the step stairs and the seat built in. Beats ugly old railroad tie retaining wall.

Concrete Raised Garden Beds (Easy to build, and fairly cheap) Great article. Benefits: increased crop yield, better for your back, easier to weed and maintain. Can line with wood.

I did this because there is no digging in my rock solid ground. Did not cover the holes but use them for herbs and annuals. I also lined with weed barrier cloth and used rebar in several places for stability. I love it and makes maintenence super easy.

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