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Improve your garden design

consider raised beds

  • Consider widening your paths to make them easier to use with a stick, walking frame or wheelchair.
  • Reduce the width of your borders – this allows for easier access and avoids stretching. Adjust the width to suit you, making it easy to reach all plants within a border.
  • Consider raised beds - raising soil level can help with access. There is no standard dimension for a raised bed – simply raising the ground level up by 12cm may make cultivation easier by making the soil easier to reach. You may choose to raise beds to a height where you can garden from a seated position.
  • Keep water butts scattered around the garden to reduce the length of journeys with watering cans.