Our landscaping crew started back to work this week after a very long winter. This is a project that began last year with the construction of these Sandstone steps and Weathered Wall Stone planters . The client asked us to return this year for phase two which involves the construction of more planters, walls, fencing, and the installation of soil, plants, and trees.
We constructed these sustainably harvested teak wood vegetable planters last season for a client. When constructing planters to grow food that will be consumed its important to use untreated wood. Never use wood that has been treated with chemicals to prevent rot, commonly known as "pressure treated" lumber. Cedar and Teak are naturally slow to decompose, perfect for this application.
My first experience with plants and horticulture was my grandfathers vegetable garden. He would give me my own plot to plant whatever I liked. I kept on growing plants and vegetables for many years after but when I started the business I was too busy. So last season I decided it was time again to get back into vegetable gardening. I had a cedar raised garden built and filled with a quality topsoil and started planting. Plants included; tomato, corn, beet, carrot, lettuce, spinach, snow peas, cabbage, onion, cauliflower and turnip. Everything grew pretty well, there is always a constant battle with bugs, grubs and even worms! For weeks every morning I would find my onion sets upended on the ground. Assumed that it would be birds so I covered the onions with a wire mesh. Next morning - same thing again, I could not figure this out. I did some investigation online to find that it could be worms! I really didn't believe this but went out with my flashlight at two in the morning. There they were feasting on the little bits of dry onion skin still attached to the sets (bulbs). In gardening you learn something new every year. Enjoy the pics.
One service we provide is bulb planting. Bulbs provide that instant burst of colour in spring before other plants are flowering. Our maintenance team can develop a custom plan with seasonal plantings for your property to ensure interest the whole season.