Having a garden in your backyard is always a nice thing, so how do you make the most of the space you’ve got? There are lots of creative things you can do to make your garden bed into a pleasant sight for visitors while supplying you with fresh food, medicine and flowers. There are lots of materials you can use for your garden bed, as well as ways to plant your produce.

Fill Your Garden Bed

Planting Boxes

Planting boxes are very practical, offering drainage from pests and enabling easier access to your crops.

Steel

Steel is becoming a trend for vegetable gardens, and the purple leaves of Thai basil go well with the brownish colour of steel.

Wire Mesh and Bamboo

Using simple wire mesh and bamboo, you can raise your garden bed and give yourself more gardening variety.

Barn Litter

Barn litter isn’t pretty, but it’s healthy for the plants. If you’re fortunate enough to live in the country you can get it for free from nearby stables.

Old Tires

Old tires from cars, trucks or tractors will make the perfect material.

Lasagna Method

This is a great gardening method using cardboard and dried leaves. It saves you a lot of tilling and digging, and allows the garden to thrive with little maintenance.

Square-Foot Gardening

This simple method allows you to make the most of your gardening space with a variety of crops. Mark off the bed in a certain number of square inches. Within each space, plant a different seedling.

Geometry Gardening

Creating your garden bed in a pentagon shape doesn’t look just look interesting, it’s also functional. Having this shape allows you easy access to each section.

Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles provide a low-tech, sophisticated way to water your plants. Poke holes in the bottle and bury it in the soil next to your seedlings or plants. The roots will eventually take hold, and by pouring water down the bottle it transfers easily to the roots.

Plastic Containers

Burying plastic containers in your garden bed makes it easy to transplant flowers or plants. Simply fill the empty pot with a potted plant and saving the hassle of digging.

Filling your garden bed doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. With a variety of materials on-hand, you can use innovative materials for your garden beds as well as smart planting methods to maximize space and produce with minimum energy, time and effort. If you would like more advice on how to make the most of your garden bed, then talk with our staff. We have lots of items that can be useful and lots of ideas you can implement.