This project is about how you can turn your lawn into a fertile vegetable garden without waste. Untreated lawn grass provides a nutrient base for your raised bed and reduces the need for additional soil.
Transformation of lawn into vegetable garden with raised beds
It seems that every spring I see piles of distant lawns in the alleys, while another gardener removes his lawn to put it in a vegetable garden. What a mess!
When the lawn has been organically maintained, the grass, roots and soil are degraded to form a nitrogen-rich soil to feed the roots of your garden plants. This also means that you do not need to transport the lawn to the landfill and buy new soil.
It happens every year and I hope to do everything I can to spread the word that there is a affordable and affordable way to turn the lawn into a garden.
If you want to use any free space in the Yard, here is a List of materials and instructions you will need to turn your lawn into a vegetable garden with raised beds.
Allocate the space you want to turn into a garden with raised beds with a garden hose or flour.
Remove the lawn from the area and set aside.
Use the grass trimmer, shovel and solid back to cut out the shape of the bed and remove the lawn from the area. Insert the Lawn from the side.
Where to put a raised garden bed
The most important step in the construction of a vegetable garden is to choose the right place. Most vegetables need 8-12 hours of full sun to produce abundantly, so you want to make sure your vegetable garden is in the sunniest part of your garden.
Being near an outdoor water source is another consideration you’ll be happy about when summer comes. Hot and dry days can mean daily watering
What kind of wood is best for raised beds?
Do. No. Use. Treat. Wooden furniture.
OKAY, well, now you get that’s important.
Treated wood contains chemicals that should not be consumed. Chemicals that leach into the soil and are absorbed by plants, making food toxic. Some companies now make less toxic treated wood, but I would always stay away from it. If you choose wood, build an Organic garden with naturally antibacterial wood like cedar for best results.
What size to make a raised garden bed
Beds can have any width and length that suits your space and growing needs.
A good rule for width is that you should be able to reach the middle on each side. Wider and you will not be able to work on the bed without entering (and you should really stay out of the bed so as not to compact the roots and soil). The depth should be at least 12 ” -18 ” in height, so that roots, water and soil organisms have plenty of space to share space.
Choose the square footage based on what you want to grow for your family. On a square meter of garden, for example, 1 tomato, 1 head of broccoli, 1 cauliflower, 1 cabbage, 16 beets or 4-9 heads of lettuce are grown.
How to plan your raised beds
Choosing the vegetables you like will be the basis of your garden plan. Make a List of everything you want to grow, then go to your local kindergarten and buy seeds or vegetables suitable for your area.
If you plant several vegetables in one bed, place tall vines such as tomatoes, peas, beans and cucumbers on the back of the bed, supported by piles or trellises. Then plant large vegetables like pumpkin, then smaller vegetables like basil, bell pepper and eggplant before.
I like to store compact bunches of green onions, marigolds and herbs around the garden bed to repel pests and make efficient use of space.
Be sure to place the plants for the size they have when they have grown up, so that they have plenty of space to mature. Spacing information should be available on seed packages, plant labels, and in the garden center.
Crop rotation and accompanying planting
Crop rotation is an important factor in Market gardening! If you plant some kind of vegetable in the same place year after year, soil nutrients are reduced, and pests are encouraged.
It is a good start to change the types of plants so that a group is grown only every 3 years.
How to care for a raised garden
Once the bed is built and planted, Maintenance is the name of the game. Try to check the garden every few days. Inspect plants and pull weeds when you see them. Check if the garden needs to be watered by inserting your finger into the ground to check that it is cool and damp (it has enough water) or that it is warm and dry (Water is needed).
Great reading on raised beds
Need more help? Take a few of these great books to build the structure and plant the raised bed.
For creative raised bed designs, get a copy of Raised Bed Revolution by Tara Nolan. It’s filled with practical design plans for almost every raised bed you can imagine!