This is the follow up to “creating a back yard oasis” , an earlier post. The back yard has been completely transformed and all of the garden boxes are planted. The garden owner told me she wanted me to decide where to plant everything. For me this was such an honour as she has such an eye for design and such a green thumb.
After planting all of her potted plants, there is still room for her to add more plants if she wishes. Crissy still has a small area of grass that will be easy to maintain. I love the raised cedar garden boxes and have decided this is what I want for my yard. The boxes wrap around her deck and were built in three sections right on site. They are portable so they can be moved. Each box was reinforced for strength. Each garden box has 5 to 6 inches of wood chips in the bottom for good drainage. We also drilled twelve 1/2 holes in each box to allow drainage. Each box was then filled with organic garden soil, bone meal, blood meal and coconut peat to create a balanced soil that would retain moisture during dry seasons.
Garden area before
Garden Boxes complete and Planted