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 MyGarden to add comments!

Join MyGarden

Latest Activity

LynishTan posted photos
3 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW posted a status
"Must take photos of all the iris promising to pop in May."
21 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW left a comment for Jeanne Hannah
"Happy Birthday to my youngest. She is 24 today. Not married yet so we still enjoy her cheefulness here at home with her horse. And she just got the job at wal-mart while she goes to Skagit CC for a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture."
21 hours ago
Jeanne Hannah left a comment for Lorraine Smith Pacific NW
"Yes we do have lots in common!  I grew-up in Innis Arden.  Married 1st time and lived in Medina and favorite place to shop was Well's Medina Nursery!  Bought our Woodinville property in 1980 and began landscape 2 years before the…"
23 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Community Manager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service