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Raised Beds Create Elevation Changes for this Flat Site
Perhaps the biggest challenge to such a flat site is creating elevation changes no matter how slight they may appear. In winter, this simple walk way separates the raised beds from the building to make snow removal simpler. The masonry bed walls hold recessed night lighting to make the walk safe after dark. Their repetition helps to reduce the overall impact of this multistory wall and when viewed from afar, its base is glimpsed only through the gaps between planters. There is also a suggestion of control where the wild grasses mature and flower in the rectangular beds while the surrounding grass is closely cropped for a tidy facade.