A vegetable garden is a working garden. Upon installing one, few of our clients ask us to maintain them on a regular basis; they plan to do that themselves. Therefore, it’s important that the type of garden design works well for the end user. Here are some design considerations:
- In-ground vegetable garden – Infinite room for roots to grow, make long rows or patterns with veggie plants.
- Raised bed vegetable garden – Additional cost of building raised beds, reduced back or knee strain when planting and harvesting.
- Critters – If you have a preponderance of underground residents, raised beds with bottom barriers reduce critters’ ability to raid your garden.
- Deer, rabbits, raccoons and birds – If your garden may be infiltrated by above-ground wildlife, make plans to protect your veggies with netting, chicken wire and other preventive measures.
- Climate – If you plan to propagate plants and veggies from seed, do you need a greenhouse for your starters?
Let us help you get your vegetable garden “off the ground” figuratively speaking. Green Giant can help you plan your garden layout, vegetable rotation and plan defenses against wildlife pests.