Creating mound for perennial bed
Hi, I am not sure of the terminology, but i want to create a little mound to plant my perennials in my yard. I want this mount to be about 2 to 3 feet above ground level. Is it as simple as building a mount a dirt, or is there something else that I need to include? I do not want the use of lumber etc.. I just want a circular mound to place perennials. you see what I am talking about around big trees, I want the mound minus the big tree in the center.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

You can certainly grow your perennials on a raised mound. In the landscaping world, this is commonly called a berm.

There's only one basic rule --- and that's to make the berm 4 or so times wider than it is tall. That will help keep it stable so it doesn't erode too quickly while your perennials are getting established.

Also: It will tend to look more natural if you give your berm an irregular shape instead of making it a perfect circle.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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