How to create a raised flower bed - Knowledgebase Question

Fredericksburg, VA (Zone 7A)
Question by dal1257
March 24, 2007
Hi, I hope you can help me. I had to move to a new home and am trying to get the backyard spruced up a bit. I am 49 years old and have become disabled and in a wheelchair now. I am not able to get on my hands & knees and dig up the soil and create the flower beds like I did at my previous home. I was wondering about doing a


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 2007

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You are wise to investigate this in detail. There are many considerations in designing a raised bed for use with a wheelchair. I think most of your questions and concerns will be answered by Diane Relf's excellent article on just this subject. Here is the link:

http://www.hort.vt.edu/human/p...

You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly. Best wishes with your new garden!

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