Gardening is one of the best hobbies that you can do in the growing season. Gardening is good for our environment, an enjoyable past time and it can also relieve stress. So whatever plants you have in your garden, whether it be flowers, vegetables or fruits it is important that you know how to take care of it to keep them alive and healthy.
Making a good planting bed will result in better growing conditions. If you have good nutrients in the soil you can grown a lot of plants in a small space. Raised garden beds are becoming more and more popular today for the gardeners.
A common material that is use to make raised garden bed is cedar or redwood because these woods are rot-resistant but it requires tools and building materials to build the raised beds from it.
If you want to be able to do it yourself, you can make your own raised beds using cinder blocks or cement blocks.
Here are a list of advantages.
*Cinder blocks are cheap.
*Except for cinder blocks, no other tools are needed for you to make this.
*Cinder blocks can be constructed easily.
*This can be built anywhere in your garden.
*You can make any shape or size of raised beds according to the design that you want.
*Two layers height of cinder blocks are enough for the deepness of your soil.
*You can also use the holes of cinder blocks for your other plants herbs like parsley.
*Those cinder blocks holes are also perfect for flowers too.
*Unfilled cinder blocks holes can also be used as your tools holder.
Other tips for your raised beds are to make sure that you use enough soil when you fill the planters so that you will have enough after watering it in as it will compress after watering. Read and understand the instruction in the labels of your seeds before planting them and remember to learn a good watering schedule to keep those plants happy.