Monday, November 19, 2012

The Lost Lawn.

Several months ago I read in a magazine that some people were getting rid of their lawns and planting veggies instead.

That kinda struck a chord.  I started thinking about it and thinking about it.
I did want raised beds instead of the garden we have so I figure this was the best way.
The issue lay with Dave. Would he go for it?
He was a man that loved his lawn.

It didn't take much convincing.  So we did a bit of research on different sizes and ways of doing it. 
I wanted to put more photos but Blogger won't let me. So this little photo will have to do.

We went to the Annapolis Royal Gardens and they had some there.

We used Hackmatac. I didn't want to used pressure treated wood, an I couldn't find any tamarac around, so Hackmatac would have to do.

For those of you that don't know, Hackmatac and Tamarac are very slow to rot. So they are ideal for projects like this.

So we're starting with one. We had it built last month and I planted my garlic.  I have some soil left and I'm trying to find more Hackmatac to make another one.  I'd like to have two more before the snow flies.
We'll have to wait and see.

We are not going to put any in the backyard though. That we'd like to keep as a lawn.

Have a Blessed Day.


  1. That is a good idea! Why water a lawn when you can water food! :)

  2. Interesting idea. Will you plant you main garden in these raised beds or just selected crops?


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