If your site is too clayey soils, or insufficient drainage, or you want to make a bed of relief – then you can build a raised flower bed.
You can use wooden boards, bricks or decorative stone. Despite the fact that initially you will spend a lot of effort and funds raised beds have many advantages. What are these benefits?
Firstly, such flowerbeds contribute less weed growth and save you time.
Second, form an attractive place to relax and look much more spectacular traditional club. But it should be borne in mind that the raised beds require more frequent watering, especially if you live in a climate zone with insufficient rainfall. If your bed will have a height of more than 30 centimeters, then under the topsoil and lay sod wait out the winter. During this time, the turf will have time to decompose and will not have a detrimental effect on the plants that you will then be planted. If the bed is not high – up to 30 cm, will need to manually destroy the whole structure of turf and mix it with soil, otherwise you may stumble upon it while landing plants. Besides decomposing turf releases a lot of heat, which can damage the roots of your future flower plants. Whether high or low will have you flowerbed, turf structure should be demolished around its perimeter (these are the places where the parties flowerbeds – stones or boards – contact with the ground).
To protect the high flower bed during the frost in colder climates, lay on the perimeter a few centimeters of coarse rough stones before putting decorative stone or wood in place.
Surprise your family a flower bed, and you will see their admiring glances.