If you are looking at creating a raised garden bed you will be adding an amazing site to your landscape. Not only are they beautiful but they are easy to take care of, will help you to conserve water, it will allow for healthier root growth, and it is beautiful to look at. It is also easy to learn how to create a raised garden bed.
A raised garden bed first became popular during the colonial period. They are especially ideal for those that live in cities or have only a small space that they can devote to a garden. It is also great for those that want to raise fresh vegetables for their home. A raised garden bed simply means that the soil is above ground level.
It is important to remember, however, that when you are creating your raised garden bed that it should never be more than 4 feet wide. This is because you will not be able to walk into the garden so you need a way to reach across to be able to reach the weeds and pick your fruit. However, it can be as long as you want as long as you have the space available. You should also be sure that you are choosing a space that will receive at least 8 hours of sunlight each day. The bed itself should only be made out of pressure treated wood, redwood, cement, or brick. You need to be sure that you are avoiding using any creosote or pentachlorophenol treated lumber. Another important thing to remember is that the cement block will actually raise the PH soil over time so you may need to add lime over time.
Your garden be should also be raised at least 2 feet or more. This is because it will allow you to use this space wisely and still avoid ponding. Another great tip in creating your garden bed is to place benches along your garden so that it will be easier for you to work. A rich soil should also be used to fill your garden to provide valuable nutrients to your garden.
When you are creating a raised garden bed you will soon find that there are a variety of great benefits as well. One of the best benefits is that if you cover the box with clear plastic it will create a hotbox which will allow you to start your plants a lot earlier as well as allowing you to be able to use it longer in the fall. Another great benefit is that you will be able to plant your plants closer together which will increase the production.
So, the next times that you want to create a raised garden bed consider these great benefits. Building a raised garden bed will provide you with hours of great gardening fun.