DIY Cinder Block Garden for Small Yards

Isn’t it always that you get your house just how you want it and then you move?  I literally just redid my backyard last summer.  This was supposed to be my first full gardening season with the garden.  Of course though, we will be moving in the middle of the season.

I started making my garden by removing the grass in the area of the rock garden and cinder block garden.

In only the rock section, I laid out some weed block.  In the cinder block garden, I wanted the roots to be able to go low into the ground.

I had just completed landscaping my front yard when I started this project so I used all of the rocks I took out of the front yard for this project.

To finish off the rock garden, I added a nice bench with some stepping stones and a few raspberry plants.  I decided to dig some pots into the ground for the raspberry plants.

And now for why you are here:  The Cinder Block Garden!

I measured and planned exactly how I wanted the garden to look prior to buying the blocks.  I actually used legos to see exactly how many blocks I would need.  The graph paper just wasn’t doing it for me 😉

I decided to add a few stepping stones to make sections so I could reach all across.  There are just two square stones in each section.  They just have a design that makes them look like four.

The last touch I added was some white little rocks along the outside border of the garden just to make it look extra cute.

I’d call my first year of gardening a success!  I got a fair amount of strawberries and raspberries and a ton of basil, tomatoes, and zucchini.  I didn’t have any luck with green beans or broccoli but I will try again!

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2017 Garden Plan

Hello everyone!  It’s about gardening time again!  I made this plan last year for the 2017 gardening season and of course I’m moving right in the middle of it.  So, I’m going to skip the onion this year and do as much as I can before we have to move.  I think I’m going to use a lot of pots instead.  Either way, I hope you enjoy the cinder block garden plot. 🙂

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Flower Garden Upgrade

Flower Garden Upgrade

When I moved into my house, I removed a bush and created a small flower garden.  Since then, I’ve increased my curb appeal by giving my garden a complete makeover.

This project was especially cool because of how much of my landscaping I was able to reuse. I moved the rocks into my back yard to create a rock and vegie garden (more to come on that later) and I moved the grass from the back yard into the front yard.  I used the backyard grass to add a layer to the front yard and to patch in the new areas that didn’t have grass.  My front yard had sunken and water had been piling up everywhere.  Now, not so much and the grass is all starting to look whole.

It’s also funny how the garden changes throughout the season.  The pictures below span over two and a half months.  Also, check out those roots from my huge tree!  The roots are about an inch and a half thick.

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