Our yard is very small; a small city lot that doesn’t allow for a lot of space for plants. Since our space is limited, I have made a vow rid myself of as much grass as possible, and fill the space with productive plants. With the space we have, this can require some creativity and planning.
It’s amazing what we have already been able to pack into our yard, including apple trees, a plum tree, romance cherry bushes, elderberries, raspberries, strawberries, a flower garden, and three raised vegetable garden beds. We built the most recent bed a couple weeks ago. For less mechanically inclined, raised garden bed kits are the way to go.
Raised garden beds – straw bale
I love having the raised beds which prevent the encroachment of grass and make weeding much easier. We built our most recent garden bed last week, and instead of hauling bag after bag of dirt to fill it, we decided to try our hand at straw bale gardening There are many books available for this type of gardening that explain the process in detail, but overall it’s very simple.