Adding curb appeal to property is one of the most straightforward and most cost-effective ways that homeowners can increase the value of their holdings. It also boosts the likelihood of selling your house on the market at a competitive rate, because a well-cared-for and attractive landscape concept attracts potential buyers. But there are other benefits to enhancing your outdoor space, which can act as a stress-management tool, additional entertaining area, and even supplement the household grocery budget. In today’s article, we at All About Curb want to talk about raised beds for late season gardens.
Late Season Veggies or Next Spring’s Blooms
Getting out in the garden has been shown to improve mood and enhance general health. However, if you think that it’s too late in the growing season to start such a project, we have great news for you. While many annual vegetables that are favorite garden additions are best when planted at the end of May or in the first weeks of June, there’s another healthy season for your garden that won’t start until autumn.
Many winter vegetables—which include quite a few squashes, cruciferous vegetables such as spinach and broccoli, and members of the mustard family like Swiss Chard, Kale, and mustard greens—just won’t grow while the days are warm and full of sunshine. They need a chilly substrate for their roots and frost on their leaves. That’s why now is a fantastic time to plan and organize a raised bed for a winter crop.
However, if veggies aren’t your forte, there are other ways to make the most of the last half of summer. Autumn annuals, which also thrive in early spring, create a fantastic seasonal display. Once the weather cools and the night grows long, consider planting spring bulbs so that they can overwinter in the chilly soil. Come the first days of spring; you’ll be treated to a colorful display. Hyacinths, tulips, amaryllis, are cheerful garden residents when they get the right start.
There are several ways to offset a raised bed from its surroundings. However, concrete curbing allows a more permanent area to be dedicated. Plus, unlike retaining wall blocks, poured concrete won’t shift over time. This approach will enable you to create a garden soil with all the nutrients growing plants need, customize your drainage needs, and never fret about an inopportune frost or overly warm day. While container gardens also offer many of the benefits of a raised bed, they leave behind the security of having a garden in terra firma.
The dedicated specialists at All About Curb are proud to provide the optimal concrete solutions for homeowners in Salt Lake and Utah counties. If you’re ready to design a raised bed for food or flowers, give us a call at 801-369-4423 for a consultation today.