3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Building A Raised Garden Bed
Raised garden beds are an excellent option for everyone. They provide a more aesthetic look than a traditional garden, and they yield heartier vegetables and flowers. Read on for 3 reasons why you should consider building a raised garden bed today to get your green thumb to work!
1.) Weeds & Pests
Who isn't sick of crawling around on their hands and knees to rip up weeds that invade their garden?
If you have a raised bed, you eliminate the need for constant weeding. Raised garden beds are filled with weed-free soil that allows you to stand on two feet to do all your gardening. And while raised garden beds do produce some weeds, it is only a fraction of what you are used to, trust us.
A great soil combination to prevent weeds as much as possible is listed here:
1/3 peat moss
1/3 compost blend similar to the above
Not only will raised beds prevent weeds, but they are helpful in preventing pests such as grubs and similar bugs that try to munch on your new-grown veggies.
2.) Absolute Space Savers
Raised bed gardening is an excellent option for those who are limited on yard space. There are tons of multifunctional options to consider when you build a raised bed. You can construct beds that feature a bench, table, or even a game board on the side. The sky is the limit, and if you're short on space, raised beds can really help maximize it.
The average-sized raised bed is about 8 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet tall, but you can measure your space to find out what would be the best option for you.
3.) They're More Aesthetic Than Traditional Gardens
Traditional gardens can be lovely, don't get us wrong. But, there seems to be something about the look of a well-built raised bed that really catches the eye.
Maybe it's the color of cedar planks paired with the shiny corrugated metal sides. Whatever the reason, raised beds can really help add some much-needed curb appeal to your property.
We get it. You want to build one now.
There's so much to think about when you consider building a raised bed for your yard. There are so many ways you can go. You can simply construct a garden from wood and fill it with soil and compost. Or, you can go all out and build one from premium cedar planking, corrugated metal, and install a PVC drip irrigation system. Again, the sky is the limit, and it is up to you what to do.
If you're itching to get started, this is one of our favorite comprehensive guides on how to build a raised bed.
Gardening can be a lot of work. We get it. With the right tools and working area, though, it is relatively simple to have a bountiful garden that will make everyone envious.
Reach out to Gardens of Eatin if you would like to find out what we can do for you today!