Posted By TheShop On 13-08-2018
There are many reasons to opt for raised garden beds in addition to, or in place of regular gardening. Raised garden beds are beautiful centerpieces of a garden, or they can substitute for the garden itself if you don’t have much space.
Raised garden beds allow you to control the soil environment for your plants. In-ground gardens are prone to soil that is too dry or too moist. Raised garden beds, if made from rich loam, stay rich and fertile. You can control the health of your garden’s soil, benefiting the health of your plants.
Additional benefits of raised garden beds include:
If you’re good with your hands, then you may want to make make this your next DIY project. It’s pretty simple, and even those with no experience in DIY or woodwork can do it. You’ll need to following materials:
Now the raised garden bed frame is complete. To get growing with it, prepare the spot where you’ll place it:
From there, you’re free to fill your garden bed with soil and begin planting. A good soil ratio is half topsoil and half compost. You don’t have to worry about planting individual plants too close together. Plants compete for sunlight and nutrients and automatically adjust themselves relative to their neighbours.
If you’re looking to grow vegetables in your raised bed, there are some varieties that do better than others. Vegetables that grow well in raised garden beds are root veggies, leafy greens, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes.
Raised garden beds are an absolutely stunning addition to your outdoor space, whether you’re working with a large yard or a little patch of ground. Being able to control the soil and reap a longer growing season will give highly satisfying results. It’s easy to create your own garden beds and gives you the skills to take forward in your gardening.
If you’d like any help with your raised garden beds, call your local experts at In The Backyard, located in Hamilton, Ontario. We do indoor and outdoor renovations, custom woodworking, and backyard shed solutions. Call us at 1-844-212-1284, or contact us here.
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