Garden Design Tip – Walk On Pathways, Not In Garden Beds

growing perennials, how to make a garden, how to landscape, how to garden, garden photos, growing plants,fertilizer,landscape garden,gardens,horticulture,growing flowers,growing herbs
2011 - Path beside grape arbor with herb bed on right.

A great garden design will have permanent pathways, and stepping stones…for walking and stepping. If garden beds, flower and vegetable, are kept narrow enough,  then there is less temptation to walk on the soil of the bed. If the area is too wide, it’s best to place stepping stones.

Most plants like well drained soil. Walking on the soil compacts it and has an effect on the drainage. Compacted soil also has less oxygen and makes it more difficult for plants to grow.

For more ideas on garden design, see Garden Design Ideas

Views: 10

Tags: a, beds, deisign, design, flower, garden, gardening, gate, how, pathways, More…photos, pictures, soil, to, vegetable

Comment

You need to be a member of Garden-Share to add comments!

Join Garden-Share

Latest Activity

Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
Thumbnail

View from the Kitchen Window

"I agree, Linda. The snow really does look pretty when it is on the tree branches."
22 hours ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
Thumbnail

Angel Statue Sporting a Snow Outfit

"Linda, we only had about 5 or 6 inches. We had more snow last Saturday when these pictures were taken! They really did give us a big scare. We were expecting 2 or 3 feet of snow with whipping winds and downed power lines. I'm so glad we…"
22 hours ago
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
Thumbnail

View from the Back Door After Snow

"Thanks Joan. I try to appreciate the beauty of winter, but I am SO longing for spring and summer!"
22 hours ago
Linda Damiano commented on Clare Oliva's photo
Thumbnail

View from the Kitchen Window

"Love seeing the snow on the trees.."
22 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Community Manager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service