As most of us in Spokane and North Idaho know, spring and summer pass by too quickly. While we all love the color and the exciting landscaping projects that we delve into during those warm seasons, what about the rest of the year? How can we create garden beds that keep gorgeous color during the colder seasons?
Pick a spot in your backyard that gets lots of sun to maximize plant growth. This can all be done DIY style! If you don’t already have a garden spot, simply create a design using chalk or a garden hose.
Once you have the design that you want, take a shovel and remove the turf. It can be relocated, or it can be used as compost.
Remove all of the rocks underneath, and then level and smooth the area to place your wall blocks on.
Add garden soil for your plants and flowers and to give height to your garden bed.
Transplant your plants or flowers, or plant seeds. For a garden bed that stays colorful in all three seasons, here are some recommendations: