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What Materials Are Best Suited For The Garden Bed?

Posted By On 13-03-2017

If you are new to gardening, you might be a little overwhelmed by the myriad choices available. But hopefully this list can narrow down the choices for you. The material you need depends on your personal taste as well as the particular needs you have for your garden. For example, you might prefer natural materials or ones that are man-made.

Plastic (HDPE)

This material is made from recycled plastic and is very durable. It can withstand extreme weather and will never rot. The best part is that this material does not leak any chemicals so it is safe for the plants. It’s available in a variety of colours and can be washed easily – and it is, of course, recyclable.


Wood is the traditional material used by gardeners for their garden beds. If you are using wood, then stick to the rot-resistant kind, such as cedar or redwood. Avoid wood that has preservation chemicals in it. Even if untreated, wood can last for a decade, and treated wood can last even longer.


Although masonry is expensive, it can last practically forever. It also requires professional help to install. It is great for aesthetics and is a good choice for those who are looking to add value to their property. But be careful when handling them – they are solid rock, after all.


This is the ultimate DIY material and is the best choice for many gardeners looking for an inexpensive but lasting material. Although it may not get points for aesthetics, it does the job just as well as anything else.


Cinderblock can be stacked to the desired height and styled to suit. This material is pretty versatile in this regard and is also a good choice for improved home aesthetics. It is also durable and can last for years.


If you want to go contemporary, then galvanized culverts are the ideal material. Culverts have a stylish look and are readily available without any assembly required. The only drawback is that you will need to haul it yourself with a truck or use a delivery service.

There are many other materials you can use, but you can start off with these. These materials vary in price and durability, but each offer a variety of benefits to improve your garden. If you would like to find out more about the materials available then don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help you find the right material for your garden bed.

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