Raised Garden Beds
Raised Garden Beds can add a great look to any homes’ front or backyard. Not only does it provide an elevated soil base to display plants, but also provides a great contrast in materials and height with a lawn, walkway or patio. Home construction sometimes leaves a space from the top of the foundation to where the soil actually meets the house. Raised Garden Beds are ideal for these situations. Raised Garden Beds are also very popular in vegetable gardening. The vegetable plants are spaced in geometric patterns, much closer together than conventional row gardening. The spacing is such that when the vegetables are fully grown, their leaves just barely touch each other, creating a microclimate in which weed growth is suppressedand moisture is conserved. Raised beds produce a variety of benefits: they extend the planting season, they can reduce weeds if designed and planted properly and reduce the need to use poor native soil. Since the gardener does not walk on the raised beds, the soil is not compacted and the roots have an easier time growing. The close plant spacing and the use of compost generally result in higher yields with raised beds in comparison to conventional row gardening. Waist-high raised beds enable the elderly and handicapped to grow vegetables without having to bend-over to tend them.
Popular materials used in Raised Garden Beds include: Wood Timbers, Concrete StackStone, Blast Rock and Dry Stack Stone.
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