You can have an herb garden on every block in your neighborhood, but a cinder block garden seems to be a little bit more special. The reason is that you can plant and harvest all year long from the same spot. You’ll find that most herb plants like to grow near the sunlight. This makes sense since the main way that they get sunlight is through the windows. In order to maximize your growing space and reduce your need for frequent watering, plan your cinder block herb garden accordingly. If you do this, you’re sure to have years of enjoyment from your little corner of the world.
Fill your cinder blocks with loose soil and add your annual flowers or herbs and cover them with leftover soil packing gently. This is actually a good way to get a functional flower garden and if you’re so inclined you can decorate your new blocks before using. Using decorative pebbles, colored paving slabs, or even some stones, can turn your cinder herb garden into something spectacular. The first thing you need to do is locate the cinder blocks that you will be planting in your yard. Once you have located the blocks, dig a hole in the dirt that is one inch larger than the blocks.
Once you have located the soil, select the herbs that you would like to include in your flower garden. You should be able to select herbs based on their growing requirements. For instance, there are some that require a lot of sunlight while others prefer the shade. Once you have selected which herbs you want to use, place them in your hole in the ground. The easiest way to do this is to make a circle with the number of plants you are growing in your yard and draw a line down the center of your circle.
You can make these beds out of either wood or concrete blocks. Although concrete blocks are easier to work with, wood garden beds offer a more rustic feel to your garden. To make wooden garden beds, you need to first remove all dead leaves and twigs from the area. Once this is done, gather up about a half yard of both sand and dirt and set aside. Once the area is ready, split the wood into three pieces about two feet apart. Then, connect them with tiered flower bedding.
Using small gardening tools, level the beds. Then, fill in any large holes and smooth out any inconsistencies. Now that everything is sorted out, you’re ready to start planting. Make sure you follow the directions on your gardening soil mix and add about two teaspoons of fertilizer per four-foot section of a flower bed. Most perennials should be planted every four to six months.
Since herbs tend to grow rather than bloom for the first two years, you’ll want to put a border between the flower beds. When it comes to putting borders down, you can either use natural pebbles, bluestone, or landscape pebbles. You can also easily arrange and landscape beds with the help of landscape stakes and cable.
A final touch to a cinder block garden is the addition of a trellis system. Trellises are perfect for creating the look of a vineyard or for providing climbing areas for climbing plants like grapes. If you’re planting grapes, be sure to place the trellis below the grapevine so that they don’t grow up and interfere with each other. In addition to adding beauty and privacy to your backyard, trellises are also great at providing year-round food sources for your garden guests. Make sure to plant a trellis system that closely follows the direction of the sun.
When planting a new landscape bed, it’s important that you plan ahead by first knowing what you want to accomplish with your home enhancement project. If you plan on planting herbs and other flowering plants, you should also know the rest of your property so that you can plant in the right spot without the worry of weeds. By following these basic steps, you’ll have a beautiful cinder block garden that will be an excellent addition to any home. It’s also a great addition to your deck or patio area.