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If space is at a premium in your yard, squeeze in a few raised beds. Raised beds can add height and interest to a flat garden and are practical for gardening in as well (easier to weed and maintain and they warm up faster in the spring). You can easily control soil quality and drainage by filling them with a planting mix of your choice. You can plant them with perennials, or annuals that spill over the sides, or even vegetables.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|