‘Damaging’ gardening issue plants ‘can’t overcome’ – how to avoid to make gardens ‘thrive’ – Express

Not leaving enough space between garden beds

It may be tempting to have your backyard beds neat and close to each other, but this will make moving between them difficult.  

Scott advises to leave “ample room to move your wheelbarrow in”, or space to bring in compost and mulch.

That doesn’t mean gardeners need six feet between beds –  just a wide enough path in order to the side of your mattresses and two feet between them so that you can walk between them easily.  

Even watering will become “difficult” if gardeners “place them too close together”, warns Gardener Scott.  

However, with the right planning, it may be possible to still bring a raised bed into your garden.  

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