This modern trough-style planter can be placed in gardens, and along driveways and walkways to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables. The raised planter, made of Zincalume steel and sold by Gardener's Supply, is 15 inches high.
Homeowners wanted a simple shelving unit to help them maintain their garden, so designers built integrated steel and cedar shelving welded onto corrugated panel fencing that connects to the fence. These shelves add an area to pot and store gardening supplies next to the raised vegetable planting beds.
Beds of flowering plants are interrupted by a steel planter, creating dynamic textures and patterns that earn this design at Yard, a project by 2.ink Studio an ASLA 2018 Honor Award in the residential design category. This functional feature manages stormwater runoff for this rooftop garden in Portland, Oregon.
Powder coated steel elevates edging to an art form when it takes the shape of a low fence. The design for this edging comes from Shakespeare’s garden in Stratford, England. These hoop stakes mark bed and path edges while also pulling double duty as plant supports. To draft hoops as edging, place them side by side or slightly overlapping along planting beds or paths. Hoop stake edging is the perfect choice for keeping annuals or perennials from falling over onto lawn or walkways.
Scoot on over to gardening beds and other areas with this ready-to-work yard vehicle. The Scoot-N-Do Caddy, sold by Plow & Hearth, has a swiveling tractor seat and a steering knob to help you turn and reach plants. The metal mesh tray below the seat and a separate basket hold tools and other items. The gardening seat is made of steel and the height can be adjusted.
Keeping lawn edges neat along planting beds, paths and driveways doesn’t have to be a time-consuming nightmare. With proper lawn edging, you elevate the look of your yard by defining lines. Edging also makes garden beds look professional and polished. Lawn edging comes in variety of materials at a range of price points. Flexible steel edging scores as a top-of-the-line treatment that boasts durability and good looks. It’s maintenance free, and you can mow over it without damage.