Can you turn a muddy under used area of your garden into a fab space?
These days we are spending more time in our gardens, it could be the cost of food, or holidays, so why not make your garden into a paradise and use the space.
This example garden was muddy, the soil was rocky and poor and the owner had to use containers to grow everything.
Although lush with beans and tomatoes most of the time the owner would be slipping in mud after every time he watered the area, the soil in small pots does tend to lose its nutrients quickly, and the area was underused.
The same area now has a great hot tub and seating area and a paved walkway.
What about plants?, The owner decided to use raised beds so that he could add large amounts of good soil and maintain the plants easier with weed matting as well as designing them so that they were narrow enough to be able to reach the whole bed area without standing in it.
As you can see from the photo the beds are built from cheap concrete blocks with an “antique” brick capping, filled with high quality soil and compost they are covered in a weed membrane and will be ready to plant in early spring.