Raised garden bed

Raised bed gardening is something you can do by yourself or with the help of some professional. One way or another, it can help you have vegetables, fruits and other plants at home.

The most common raised beds are made of wood, but you can choose any other materials. Read below and discover some wonderful raised garden bed ideas and tips.

How to get success with your Raised Bed Gardening

How to get success with your raised bed gardening

Above all, pay attention to the material of your beds and the size each one is going to have. Choose carefully everything you’re going to plant as well as the location of the garden. Build the boxes to last and fill them with quality soil. Water them regularly and enjoy the results.

1.  Choose the Right Material

Even though a variety of materials can be used to build raised beds, outdoor friendly woods are the most popular to create garden boxes. Avoid pressure-treated wood or other materials that could be hazardous to edible plants.

2.  Size the Beds Correctly

Make sure you can access all parts of your bed garden while kneeling or having to step on the ground. The ideal size of your box can be 4 x 8 feet or smaller. If you want multiple boxes, make sure the spaces between them are wide enough for you to easily move a wheelbarrow.

3.  Choose a Good Location

Raised vegetable beds are difficult to move once assembled, so choose a good location for them and keep them there. Lots of sun is ideal for vegetables and other plants, but make sure its beds are protected from extreme heat and wind.

4.  Build Them to Last

Raised beds must be strong and built to last many many years. To prevent weeds on yours, place corrugated cardboard at the bottom of each one before filling them with quality soil. Even if the cardboard breaks, weeds will not reach your plants.

5.  Fill the Beds with Quality Soil

Good soil is what keeps the plants healthy. For your bed gardening use the best soil that fits in your pocket and add organic matter to it, such as compost – once a year or more frequently.

6.  Water them Regularly

Remember to water your beds regularly and consider adding an irrigation system if you think it can be useful. Once you have the system, turn it on and watch it while it works, so you can identify any leak or problem with lack or excess of water on the beds in the meantime.

7.  Create a Space you Enjoy Being In

There are endless options of raised bed designs, so create a space you enjoy being in. Buy only healthy plants clean the area up in the fall and rank the leaves when it's necessary to preserve the grass.

Create a space you enjoy being In

Why Raised Beds?

Why raised beds

Here are some reasons why you should choose these garden boxes:

  • They can provide high-quality soil for vegetables to grow at home;
  • You can planting food and plants without having to step on the soil;
  • They help you create a structured space to keep your home organized;
  • You would have a small but amazing garden; and
  • They will save your back and knees, growing your mental health — all at the same time.

What if you could use a chair and sit down while gardening?

What if you could use a chair and sit down while gardening

If you had some raised garden beds plans, with our article, you can be sure that you are ready to make it work. Again, do not forget to measure the size of the place where your garden will be and the area between your beds.

Call our professionals if you want to get a free quote to install drip irrigation systems or get some advice.

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