Benefits of Raised Bed Gardens

May 28, 2019 12:00 am

Five raised bed gardensRaised bed gardens, also known as garden boxes, are excellent for growing small plots of flowers and vegetables. These gardens are usually made from wood or concrete blocks and are created above ground level.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of raised bed gardens? Here are a few that I dug up:

Great weed control – Because raised bed gardens are planted above existing soil, you can put down weed barriers between the ground and the soil to keep pathway weeds away from your garden soil.

Better soil options – When you plant a garden directly into the ground, you need to start with the soil that is already there. When you plant a raised bed garden, however, you can use whatever soil mixture will work best with your plants.

No erosion – With a raised bed garden, you eliminate the risk of erosion. This is because the soil cannot wash away, and it protects your plants from damage that comes with heavy rains.

Earlier planting season – In cooler regions, gardeners can often plant in their raised bed gardens sooner than they would be able to plant in a regular garden. This is because the soil is warmer and drains better when it is above ground level.

Higher production – Because of the better soil that is used, raised bed gardens tend to yield more fruits and vegetables than traditional gardens.

Adaptability – Raised bed gardens can be built as high off the ground as you wish, making them easier to tend for those who are disabled or have back problems.

You can purchase raised bed gardens and easily install or build them yourself. To view a large selection, click here. To learn how to build a raised bed garden, watch the video below.