Raised Garden Ideas for Colorado Homeowners

March 25, 2021

If you’re looking for a home with plenty of room to play outdoors with a manageable commute to a major city, you won’t want to miss out on the Independence Community. Our new homes in Elizabeth, Colorado, offer everything you need to live in comfort, including spacious lots with room for gardening and less than an hour’s drive to Denver. Interested in testing your green thumb once you become a homeowner? Here, we share inspiration for starting a raised garden in your own backyard:

What is a Raised Garden?

A raised garden is the perfect solution for those who live in the city or suburbs. Installing a raised bed will allow you to enhance the look of your yard and save space while you’re at it. Raised beds are also a convenient option for beginner gardeners, as they’re easier to maintain and benefit from improved drainage. Early spring is the ideal time of year to begin your gardening endeavors, and a host of fruits, veggies, and herbs will thrive in our state’s semi-arid climate. When you’re ready to get started, there’s a plethora of raised bed options to choose from. DIY raised beds are a fun weekend project, but kits and ready-made beds are also available.

What to Grow in Your Garden

Leafy Greens. Several types of leafy greens grow exceptionally well here, and planting in early-to-mid April is ideal. If you love salads, try your hand at growing lettuce, chard, and kale.
Herbs. Herbs are great for adding flavor to a variety of dishes, and options such as parsley, chard, and dill grow well during early springtime.
● Root Vegetables. Root veggies such as carrots, beets, and radishes should be planted approximately four weeks before the last spring frost.
● Transplants of Cruciferous Veggies. Vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts will likely do best when transplanted instead of seeded at this time of year.
● Perennial Flowers. If you’d like to add some color to your backyard, perennial flowers such as hollyhocks, columbines, and delphiniums should be planted during the spring.

Raised gardens make a great addition to the yard and are perfect for planting in the springtime. If you’re looking for a home with a spacious yard that will accommodate your gardening plans, look no further than our new homes in Elizabeth, Colorado. Independence Community has plans to feature a community garden with raised beds (in accordance with minimal design guidelines), so you’ll also have the option to grow outside of your yard if you’d rather keep the space for other activities. When you’re ready to explore the possibility of becoming a homeowner in our one-of-a-kind conservation community, please reach out to our team.