For those of you looking for ways to help your older parents manage their garden better without hurting their backs, you might want to think about building them a “raised” bed garden”. I think this is also a great idea for keeping your lawn intact while adding a bed garden to your yard.
I first got this idea from a older couple i know. I just wanted it bigger. My ground has allot of clay in it so i built up my first garden about 10 inches off the ground.My parents are getting older so i thought i would make them a smaller one so they wouldn’t have to bend over allot . It sure is nice for weeding not having to bend over.Also you don’t have to worry about getting allot of rain at once because it will drain out the bottom rather than flooding your plants.