Garden beds make maximum use of the available space in your backyard to produce vegetables, herbs and flowers. Garden beds give your plants numerous advantages that they would not have if they were planted directly into the ground. So, what are these advantages?
Garden beds shield your plants from pests that inhabit the ground (above and below) and attack your produce. The sides also offer protection from eroding soil and heavy rains.
You have much better control over the weeds that could choke your plants. You can also put weed barriers between the soil and the plants in your garden bed.
You don’t have to rely on the natural soil that is in your backyard which may be of poor quality or not the right type. You can fill your garden bed with the appropriate soil and mix or treat it accordingly.
Garden beds encourage your gardening to be much more focused, making use of the space you have. This, combined with the previous benefits mentioned, means better crop yields.
Savings on Food and Medicine
Growing your own vegetables and herbs can definitely lower your costs. Not only will you have a healthier food choices, you can also grow a number of herbs that can bring similar benefits to commercially produced medicine.
Reduces Back Strain
Raised garden beds are easier to maintain than traditional garden beds. If you have back problems, then a raised garden bed makes things a lot easier for you physically. You don’t have to bend as far and you can even stand while tending your garden.
In the event you are moving, raised garden beds make things much easier and less messy. You can put the soil in bags or even move the beds as they are.
Efficient Use of Seeds
With a regular garden, seeds can be scattered and fall in less-than-ideal places. But with garden beds you ensure that each seed has the best chances of growing. This will save you time and money.
Garden beds are aesthetically pleasing and give a sense of style to your property. This helps to make your home stand out and may even raise property value.
Garden beds bring all kinds of benefits to your plants and to you personally. We have lots of tools and materials to help your garden thrive. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit our stores to see how we can help you make the most of your garden bed.