If your home does not have enough space that you can utilize for “in the ground” gardening, a raised garden is something you should consider. If you live in a condominium then traditional gardening is hardly an option. But if you use raised garden beds, you can create a garden in a small area which will add color to your home.
When you garden using raised beds, your plants are planted above the ground and by doing this you get to enjoy a range of benefits which include the following.
1. Raised garden beds make your plants accessible. For instance, if you want to take a look and examine your vegetables, you don’t have to lean down because you can easily see your produce.
2. If you want bigger harvests of your vegetables, you should utilize vegetables raised beds. The reason for this is that you can improve the soil on your bed. You can select the most fertile soil and you can even choose to add fertilizers in it. Naturally your vegetables and other plants will be healthier because of its enhanced growing condition.
3. Proper drainage is a common problem when gardening. However, it is not a problem if you are planting in a raised garden bed. You will no longer have to deal with water logged soil.
With all these advantages you will be surprised to know how easy this type of garden is to build. With little or no do it yourself experience, you can construct and install a bed in no time at all. All you need is to plan ahead of time, gather the materials needed and you can already build it.
Ones you have given this method a try you will surely not go back to the old school gardening because your vegetables, flowers and herbs will be very easy to maintain. Since the container is placed above the ground the soil in it would be warmer. You can grow your plants even during fall, when the climate is much colder.
There are several types of raised garden beds and all of them will work for you. The most typical and easy to install are the wooden raised beds. The wood you should pick should be all natural. This means that is must not be treated with any substances especially arsenic because this will negatively affect your plants.
Other option for raised bed materials are bricks, stones, fibreglass and even plastics. The variation in materials you could use allows you to decorate your garden as you desire. Stone raised beds, as well as wooden raised beds, will give your garden a more natural feel.
Gardeners of raised garden beds find pleasure in this style of gardening because it is so easy to take care of. Great joy is the reward for seeing your plants healthier and more productive as compared to how it was with more traditional gardening styles.