Big Property Big Garden

February 25, 2016

Laurel Hedge has just completed this over-sized vegetable garden. The size of a city lot, it is in scale with this 40 acre property. Our client hired us to design and rehabilitate the existing garden space to create a low maintenance eco-friendly and fun place to garden and relax.  

The entire garden is covered with a heavy duty landscape fabric and cedar chips to keep weeds and pets away. Two water barrels capture water from the greenhouse roof. Drip irrigation on a timer runs to every raised bed and container including the green roof of the sitting shed. The sitting shed faces the house and provides a dry shelter during rain and a cool place to sit and relax in summer. Raised beds formatted in stone, cedar, and galvanized tubs provide back friendly gardening and interest. LED lighting illuminates the space for evening strolls. Four by eight cedar trellises help to support raspberries and give a focal to the over-sized barn wall. The old chain-link fence was replaced with cedar slats and galvanized grid panels with a country flair. 

 

 

 

 

Here is an peak through the new gate. We took out the old chain link and changed it to a cedar fence with hog panels to keep out the dogs!

 

 

We installed two rain barrels in tandem.

 

 

 

Here is a peak at the living roof on the sitting shed. It also has drip irrigation for the dry months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sitting shed with cedar floor and ceiling. We love the rustic salvaged windows.

 

 

Rock raised beds with drip irrigation and slug mesh.

 

 

 

Closer view of the copper slug mesh.

 

 

 

Rock steps to the grape arbor and another cedar raised planting bed.

 

 

A view of the central hub with windmill. Galvanized cattle troughs are excellent raised beds. Vegetables love them.

 

 

View towards the barn with cedar trellis for raspberries. The cattle troughs are a great way to contain plants the like to run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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