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Gardening Tips – Build a Raised Bed Garden for Fresher Vegetables or Flowers

Categories: Home Ownership | Posted: May 30, 2012

New Home Landscaping TipsBuilding a raised bed garden is relatively simple. The key to success in most gardening endeavors is finding the right location. Most vegetables and flowers require full sun which means at least 6-8 hours of direct sun. Pick a relatively flat location near a water source.

The size of a raised bed garden depends upon the area you have. Most raised bed gardens are made from pressure treated lumber using 2 x 6’s or 2 x 8’s. Filling your raised bed garden with dirt may be a challenge especially if you don’t have any area to obtain dirt. Many gardeners build their raised bed gardens in summer and fill them with grass clippings and mix with leaves. This process can take a couple of seasons to make sure the mixture turns into quality compost.

If you’re in a hurry you can get a truckload of dirt. Quality of dirt is important and the better the dirt the     greater the cost. The term “topsoil” does not mean quality dirt and you really need to see the dirt before you order delivery. If you get clay and/or sandy soil you’ll need to build it up with organic materials including peat moss, composted garden waste etc.  Bags of quality soil are also an option.

Budget is also a consideration. Look for gently used treated wood or treated wood seconds that may have cosmetic flaws that can save you money. Old cement blocks, bricks, railroad ties and even rocks can be used. Search “raised bed garden plans” on the web and you’ll find many plans and kits to order. There’s nothing like a fresh vegetable for taste or the satisfaction of raising beautiful flowers in your own functional, long-lasting raised bed garden. – L. Baratto – May 24, 2012

New Community – Crawford Creek

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: May 3, 2012

Crawford Creek Trail Head Park

Crawford Creek Front Entrance

Crawford Creek Artist Rendering of Pool

New home buyers interested in an amenity filled new home community close to the heart of Evans will fall in love with new solar ready Ivey homes in Crawford Creek.

New homes in The Manor at Crawford Creek  are priced from the $190s to mid $200’s and range from 2,300 square feet over 3,600 square feet.  Homeowners in Crawford Creek can build from the ground up in approximately 3 months, or choose an inventory home ready for quick move-in.  New home owners in Crawford Creek enjoy a beautiful entrance, walking trails, a playground and a resort style pool is under construction now.  This community has something for everyone.

Crawford Creek has one of the best locations of any Ivey Residential new home Community.  The Community offers quick, convenient access to I-20, Riverwatch Parkway and the heart of Evans. Its central location guarantees an easy commute to downtown Augusta, Fort Gordon, the Augusta medical district, restaurants and shops.

Ivey Residential is proud to announce that The Manor at Crawford Creek will be the area’s first Solar Ready Community.  The homes are set up to accommodate the addition of solar panels.  Stay tuned on more information about solar and what it can mean for your new home.

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