Summary: Managing a terrace garden need not be a painful chore as long as one is equipped with the right knowledge and a little know how. As long as one follows the rules, achieving a lush terrace garden is something that can be achieved with a little effort.
A terrace garden is a welcome addition to any building as it brings the beauty of nature to the concrete jungle. A well-managed terrace garden ensures that you and your family will enjoy fully the immense benefits that it offers.
Here are a few tips on managing your terrace garden
Managing a terrace garden means you need to be aware of some basic stuff. For instance, if your terrace is at the bottom then it is safe to assume that it will probably be a low riser. Make sure to bury timbers as well as railroad ties and stone to at least one half of their actual thickness so as to establish an elevated garden frame. Do not neglect the importance of having a good foundation. Even when you think that you are dealing with hard soil it is imperative that you know that the trench bottom is firmly supported. One the same note, you need to build on the foundation by using the back timber of the initial tier for the front portion of the second tier.
Part of managing a terrace garden is to always have all your tools at the ready at all times. If you are lining an elevated garden then it is safe to say that you will not need wheelbarrows. However, if you intend to establish paths with railings along the slope then you will discover that filling the elevated garden would be much easier to do. Always mix your compost prior to your gardening activity. As a matter of fact you have the option of mixing it with the soil so that you do not have to waste time
Be Careful with Moisture
A lot of people think that just because they are not able to see actual moisture present in the soil they think that the elevated garden is already safe from any and all hazards from water. A lot of people get the surprise of their life when they attempt to plop a stone wall down without testing the soil beforehand. If this happens you might find your terrace garden resembling a scene from the latest disaster flick.
It is important to note that soil that is placed on an elevated slope drains much quicker than in raised gardens. While it is true that a raised bed only requires composting every 2 to 3 months, your terrace garden may require composting on a weekly basis in order to maintain its lush beauty.