Tips For Making Your Garden More Accessible – Ollegardens website

Tips For Making Your Garden More Accessible

We believe that gardening is an activity that everyone should participate in, regardless of their physical ability. Gardening can be a safe and comfortable way for almost everyone to enjoy by adjusting and using things such as deep and high garden beds. These methods mean that gardeners do not have to stoop. They have enough space between two rows for pedestrians or wheelchairs. Olle will give you more tips for making your garden accessible.

raised garden bed

One key to creating an accessible garden is to consider what accessibility you need. For example, creating an raised garden bed for wheelchair use – gardeners may need to work in a wheelchair with their knees under a garden bed – is different from creating a garden for people who can stand but cannot bend.

Place the garden beds on flat ground

There are many ways to adjust garden accessibility. One of the main methods is to put the garden on a flat ground, so that any walker, wheelchair or other people with mobility difficulties can still walk around safely. The durable Olle garden beds can be placed anywhere On sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, etc. Place them on flat terrain, otherwise it may not be used for gardening. This opens up a large area of land for the garden you may not have expected to use.

If your garden bed is not in a smooth paved area, use gravel that provides a solid foundation and good drainage. Make sure there are no bumps or dents between the joint of the terrace and the sidewalk or the sidewalk of the garden itself.

raised garden bed

Use vertical gardening techniques

Plant peas, beans, and even cherry tomatoes in vertical gardens. Hanging baskets full of strawberries and the like allow gardeners to pick agricultural products at the sight level. Vertical gardens can be created from trays and landscape fabric pockets. There are many unique options to create an accessible space. Any unused walls, fences, or roof overhangs can be used to achieve some type of accessible vertical garden.

Use deep raised beds

When you grow on a larger, deeper raised bed, gardeners are easier to enter because they don't have to stoop so far. This applies to children, older people, and people who may need to sit rather than stand. The durable Olle garden beds are 17''or 32' tall. The use of deep and high beds is ideal for accessible gardens because they allow gardeners to start working from a sitting position. People who have walking aids need not bend so far.

raised garden bed

Leave space between rows or beds

Allow at least 40 inches (about 3.5 feet) of space for wheelchair or scooter users. If you are assembling garden areas with elevated beds of different sizes or shapes, please provide a 5 foot turning radius.

Plant herbs in window boxes

This method makes cutting fresh herbs for the kitchen as easy as sticking out of the window. Hang a window frame on the waist high balcony railing, or use a window frame on one side of the garage. This is similar to vertical gardening except that you can hang the window frame anywhere on a flat surface that you can anchor.

Use adaptable gardening tools

There are many tools for people with different physical abilities to use, which can make gardening easier. For example, a comfortable ergonomically designed tool may be longer, have a better handle, a larger handle, or a strap that connects the tool to the user's hand. Search around to find tools that suit your situation.