Landscaping & Exterior Design
Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds are more than simply trendy. They are a garden highlight with many benefits. They are perfect for growing small plots of veggies and flowers. They keep pathway weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. They bring a sense of order/decor to your garden patch. Wouldn’t you agree?
Why you should consider Raised Garden Beds?
Raised Garden Beds are simply a garden bed that is raised higher than ground level. They are usually one to three feet tall, and they come in many shapes and sizes. The ideas behind gardening in raised beds are the same regardless of technique and aesthetic.
Raised Garden Beds help maintain loose, fluffy soil that warms up quickly and drains well, creating the ideal environment for delicate vegetable plants and seeds. This is different from their Flower Pot dwelling counterparts the Plant Pots.
The maintenance needs of elevated Garden Beds are small from season to season, and many can be easily built.
It may require a change of mindset from the traditional method of tilling new ground-level beds each year, but home gardeners and even many small farmers find that gardening in raised beds are well worth the initial effort.