Raised bed gardens are the solution to poor soil in household outdoors. It can be built on top of the native soil and can be contained in wood or stone frames to maintain control of the soil texture and ingredients.
Raised Gardens – Advantages and Disadvantages
The primary concern about raised gardens is disassembling or moving them. Disassembly and reassembly requires a lot of work, especially if the frames are made of railroad ties, timbers or landscape blocks. Even some raised beds made of wood can be difficult to tear apart if the wood screws are buried, damaged by soil, or corroded. However, the benefits of raised gardens outweigh their risks. They allow for earlier planting and tilling because their soil warms more quickly in spring. Moreover, the soil in these gardens doesn’t get compacted and are easy to tailor. Best of all, these gardens demand less maintenance than traditional gardens.
Raised Planter – Kinds of Boxes
Raised planter boxes are usually made of wood. One technique of making these boxes makes use of four pieces of 2×12 lumber that are ten feet long a well as four pieces that are three feet long. After butting and attaching their ends to form two different frames, two wooden stakes 2 feet long are pounded to the ground to hold the frames into place. The stakes, which are supposed to stick out 3 inches below the frame’s top edge, are secured using galvanized screws. A chicken wire is then set up in the bottom of each frame to keep ground rodents and other pests out of the raised planter boxes. People who prefer materials other than wood can use bricks to set up the boxes.
Build Raised Garden – Basic Instructions
The location should be suitable for the kind of plants that will be grown in the bed garden. Vegetables, herbs and sun-loving flowers need a spot that receives at least eight hours of sunlight every day, unlike shade perennials. To build raised garden beds, the size and shape of the garden should be determined, taking into consideration the accessibility of all of its parts. Prepping the site entails planning and establishing the depth of the bed. The next step is construction and leveling of the frames. This includes ensuring that no irrigation will escape or build up in any side of the garden. Lastly, the soil should be mixed with quality topsoil, compost and rotted manure before planting or sowing.