Benefits of Raised-Bed Gardens

May 23, 2017 12:18 pm

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Raised-bed gardens, also referred to 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? I dug around for some excellent tips to make gardening a snap!

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.

Control erosion – When using a raised-bed garden, you eliminate the risk of erosion because the soil cannot wash away. This protects your plants from damage due to heavy rains.

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

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

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

Raised-bed gardens can be purchased and easily installed or built by yourself. To view a large selection of raised-bed gardens to purchase, click here. To learn how to build your own raised-bed garden, watch the video below.

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