The Arts Consortium of Carver County hosts its annual photo contest and multiple art exhibitions throughout the year (Visit artsofcarvercounty.org for information.) and invites the public to participate. One of the ways to create a photo-ready environment is with raised-bed gardening, which has been popular with gardeners, but did you know they are better for your yard and plants?
Raised beds provide great drainage, prevent erosion, conserve soil and keep weeds and pests out of the garden. This is a perfect option for beginners and seasoned gardeners, who aspire to find a beautiful photo opportunity in their own backyard.
By following these steps, you can explore the natural habitat in your special space.
- Measure your plot in a sunny spot.
- Build the bed with to-size lumber and corner brackets.
- Fill it with organic compost, leaves or peat, yard trimmings and soil.
- Plant your garden. (Consider: Do you want to have a bed of colorful flowers, or do you want to fill your kitchen this summer with fresh vegetables?)
- Visit your creation daily, and take photos to mark its progress.