Friday, May 8, 2009

The Grid

One of the interesting ways of using a garden space is to divide the area into small squares,120cm x 120cm or 1.4m sq. with a pathway between . It is particularly useful for growing vegetables and herbs.The square format allows for the development of a crop rotation system which has been proved to be the main way of avoiding a build up of soil borne plant diseases which can develop where the same crop is grown continually in the one plot. If you didn't want to grow vegetables, the grid pattern can be used to develop an interlocking series of box edged squares with coloured or decorative centrepiece of plants or gravel.

Box edged square
Garden of Eden pattern
Robert Owen, Australia b 1937
Fresh Morning (d' Aix-en-Provence 1972-75)
Aluminium,Synthetic polymer paint,resin,film.

Stylized interlocking grid Praca do Chiado Lisbon

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