4 Tips for Terrace Gardening

4 Tips for Terrace Gardening

4 Tips for Terrace GardeningIf a slope in your yard is creating the need for a retaining wall, you could take the opportunity to design the wall in such a way that a terrace garden is created. When properly maintained, terrace gardens can be beautiful property features that provide level ground for planting beds. Here's a look at four tips for terrace gardening.

Use Drought-Tolerant Plants

Depending on your retaining wall's design, its terrace garden might pose some challenges for watering, unless you choose to install an irrigation system. If you don't install irrigation, you'll want to select drought-tolerant species. In Western Washington, great options include varieties of lavender, rosemary, juniper, and sedum.

Space Properly and Be Patient

When installing young plants, you'll want to be mindful of the size to which they'll eventually grow. This is especially important for terrace gardening because you don't want to end up removing large plants from an area that may be difficult to access. By installing plants that are already rather large, you won't have to wait as long for them to fill the space. Though mature plants are more expensive, many homeowners consider them worth the cost.

Proper Soil Preparation

Before planting, you'll want to make sure that the soil offers plenty of nutrients that will help to ensure healthy plants. Planting in a space created by a retaining wall bears similarity to container gardening. As such, you can use bagged potting mix to existing soil as a way to provide sufficient enrichment.

Entrust the Work to Professionals

A terraced retaining wall is an intensely laborious project that requires expert design to ensure that the retaining wall will prevent soil from moving downhill. Within the terrace garden, it could be worthwhile to employ assistance with the plant installations, which can be very strenuous on a body that isn't accustomed to such work.

If you're considering installing a retaining wall, be sure to get in touch with a reputable specialist. For retaining walls in Issaquah, Kirkland, Bothell, Renton, Maple Valley, and Bellevue, WA, contact the experts at Castle Walls LLC at (425) 228-1458. Castle Walls also offers expert paver installation in Issaquah, WA. Feel free to give Castle Walls a call today to make a service request!

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