Raised beds are considered to be a great option for people in any gardening situation, particularly if they have limited space. Raised beds are more productive than beds in the ground because the soil is less compacted, has better drainage, and warms earlier in the spring, which means that plants will start to grow earlier in the season. Raised beds are easier to maintain, especially for people with limited mobility, and generally have less perennial weeds.
Easier to Install
Creating a garden doesn’t have to be backbreaking work. Raised beds are an especially great choice if you don’t already own a tiller. An individual can leave the earth intact and build the bed on top of the existing sod. All that they have to do is build a box and add soil!
In the process of constructing most homes, the soil surrounding the house gets severely compacted. It has most likely only been used to grow grass, which doesn’t grow intensely enough to break up compacted soil. By installing raised beds, you can utilize nice soil that is ready to plant in.
Custom Soil for Plants
When selecting soil for the raised beds, you can create a custom soil mix for each of the planters. If you are budding plants that like acidic soil, you can make an unusual blend for them without harming your alkaline-loving plants.
One prime benefit of gardening in raised beds is that you don’t have to bend down quite as far. You can create raised beds as tall as you'd like to make them as comfortable as possible to tend to your plants.
Raised beds can be an eye-catching addition to your front or backyard. They can be made out of beautiful cedar wood, corrugated metal, or other upcycled materials and configured in the traditional rectangular shape, or an artistic mandala.
I made this garden specifically to draw butterfies!! And it is a success, besides dressing up the boring front of my house! Thanks love it!!!
Access to your favorite fruits and vegetables in your own backyard is reason enough to build raised garden beds!
By elevating your garden off the ground, you reduce the ability of weeds and grass to creep into your beds and you won’t have to worry about edging. While its normal for a few weeds to blow into the bed, you will have far fewer weeds than if you were to plant the garden directly in the ground.