This suburban garden is 100% custom designed and hand made.
For ease of access and maintenance raised garden beds are an excellent choice. These boxes are designed to be ‘double reach’, or one arm’s length reach to the middle of the bed. The pathways have permanent weed barrier underneath the flagstone, which is the the width of a wheelbarrow for easy access. The beds themselves have a double layer of cardboard at the bottom which will eventually biodegrade allowing deep rooted plants to access the soil and worms can migrate up into the beds. The coldframe has both automatic and manual vents. It is easy to open and also easy to move and attach to any other box for seasonal rotation. The irrigation system is a combination of drip tape and micro sprayers that are connected to a pump on a timer.
The original garden had been over-run with pasture grass and was not fun to work in.