Philip Browne (Street Articles Author)
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Covering A Raised Bed
If you recently have built or installed a raised garden bed, you are probably pretty chuffed with yourself and are probably seeing the fruits of your labour - especially if your bed is producing home grown vegetables. Let’s move on to the next step which is covering the raised bed.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Mar 18, 2013  
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Landscaping Ideas for Beginners
When we decide to landscape our own house or property, it can all of a sudden become a momentous task. But this is not the case – let me explain. Firstly there are so many possibilities and design elements that we can consider, namely establish what we want to create.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Mar 09, 2013  
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Organic Raised Beds
Essentially organic raised beds are those who don’t use any sprays or pesticides or chemical additives whatsoever, in other words what we have planted are grown naturally. From time to time we may use organic fertiliser but this has been certified not to contain any harmful ingredients and is deemed…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Sep 05, 2011  
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Raised Bed Soil
The mixture of soil that we put into our raised bed is of paramount importance especially if we are using the beds for vegetables, however if the raised beds are to be used for flowers or shrubs then a standard mix will suffice. Either way we need to be vigilant…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Sep 05, 2011  
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Raised Bed Maintenance
As raised beds are designed for the purpose of maximising output and greater yield returns, it goes without saying that we have little or no maintenance to worry about. I am talking about both options here, ie whether we plant flowers or vegetables, either way little work is required during…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Sep 01, 2011  
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Raised Bed Flower Gardens
This is the new modern chic method of gardening that is becoming very popular amongst the interested and not so interested community in the flower growing community. It is a very simple, inexpensive and productive method that is being used more and more not only with flower enthusiasts but also…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Aug 31, 2011  
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Raised Bed Cold Frame
A raised bed cold frame is a system that is used to promote early growth in our plants and flowers before we set them out-doors. This idea has been used very frequently by gardening enthusiasts for years and serves as a transitional link between indoors and the outdoors. Without getting…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Aug 30, 2011  
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Raised Bed Covers
If we have constructed our own raised bed and are enjoying the fruits of our labour – how about taking this adventure a step further, by making a cover for same. This is a task that is not very difficult and when complete, adds the finishing touches to our bed…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Aug 29, 2011  
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Raised Bed Layout
The first detail we will look at is how much room or space we have when we are considering the layout of a raised bed. After having established these facts we can now move on to the next step. A standard size of raised bed is approx 8ft x 4ft.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Aug 29, 2011  
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Making A Raised Bed With Sleepers
Making raised beds from sleepers is a fantastic idea and when complete will provide us with more than just a raised bed. The finished bed frame will become a strong sturdy structure and should last for years. But a word of caution here, when these railway sleepers were being made…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Aug 26, 2011  
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