People's opinions about front yard vegetable gardens are often quite negative - but here's a recent project of ours that shows just how beautiful it can be:
We removed all the sod, then built the four raised beds using spruce wood and organic soil. The result is about 150 square feet of rich, new growing space! Between the beds, we put in pea gravel paths. The gravel packs down into a firm layer on which to walk and work. Finally, we installed a flagstone patio and path, from which to stage the gardening work. Between the flagstones, we'll plant wooly thyme, while of course within the raised beds - fresh vegetables galore!
Our clients have asked us to help plan and plant the vegetables, which we're delighted to do: how nice to get to help the garden itself really take shape!
Finally, the next stage of our work with them will involve renovating the back yard, helping to redesign and refurbish the existing garden beds, and possibly building a trellis for a grape vine (or maybe wisteria!)
Below, a couple more photos of the project so far. Also, check out our front yard garden update - the garden 5 or 6 weeks later!