Raised Beds are perfect for boosting plant growth as they create an easily manageable, controlled environment for the gardener. As raised beds are elevated, its plants out of reach of most pests, and as they can be placed anywhere in the garden - from the patio to shed roof - plants can be placed away from possible sources of blight.
As unprotected ground soil is vulnerable to the elements, raised beds keep your soil friable due to improved drainage. Furthermore, as the sides of raised beds are exposed to sun, the soil is warmer in spring, allowing for faster germination and growth. Finally, raised beds allow one to escape the poor soil quality of your garden and create a rich fertile soil for maximum possible yields.
Raised Beds for the Organic Gardener
As raised beds can be placed away from possible sources of blight, and can be used in tandem with an meshes to keep out unwanted birds and slugs, they offer the perfect opportunity to forgo herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers that produce greenhouse gases.
Raised Beds for Convenience
Raised beds are essential for gardeners stuck in urban environments or heavily patioed garden as they provide a stable source of deep soil needed for plants to flourish. If, however, you are extremely pressed for space, we offer a great Grow Your Own section that includes compact planters such as potato and strawberry barrels.
Raised Beds for the Designer
To do this, all one needs to do is maintain the gaps between the raised beds. The pro may wish to use paving or gravel that is often grey to contrast the bright colours of the beds. The fact raised beds are made of timber, allows them to naturally blend into the garden and as they are treated, raised beds change colour with age, adopting a faint silver hue.
While our raised beds come in an array of sizes, more important is a raised beds depth as opposed to width or length. The fact raised beds are often 3ft by 3ft, or 3ft by 6ft, is a great advantage as it keeps the plants easily accessible, forgoing the need to step across your plants and soil, which could compact. Greater depth, allows the canny to provide more aerated soil for plants, which is especially beneficial for root vegetables. Also important, is whether you decide to buy a subdivided raised bed that while providing less surface space can provide a clear aesthetic division between different plants.
Accessories for Raised Beds
Raised Beds are just one tool among many that enables the gardener to achieve bumper crops of vegetables and great blooms of flowers. We offer a fantastic Grow Your Own section that enables you to take your crops from seed to harvest, but specifically for raised beds we recommend that you consider plant supports, as well as cloches and grow tunnels to protect your plants from pests and fluctuations in the weather.
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