How To Choose A Raised Garden Bed

If you have been spending time in your garden recently you may be thinking of a garden revamp. Even if you don't have much garden space, making the area colourful with flowers, planting some fruit and veg and making the outside space comfy with seating is always a good idea. If you haven't got a lot of space, a raised garden bed could be ideal for you. Let's have a look at how to choose a raised garden bed and the benefits of one in your garden.

What is a raised garden bed?

A raised or elevated garden bed is a way of growing plants, fruit and vegetables in a self-contained unit above soil level.  It has many benefits to planting in the soil directly in your garden, and I will look at the benefits more in this article. 

What can you plant in a raised garden bed?

A raised garden bed is good for cuttings of plants to get them well-established as well as planting certain fruit, vegetables and herbs. Soft fruits just as strawberries and raspberries, herbs and also almost any type of vegetables can be planted in a raised garden bed.

The advantages of a raised garden bed

If you have limited garden space the raised garden bed can be useful to place where you want it to be. This could be inside your home if needed. It can be easier to keep weed free and easier for pest control than planting in a garden. It gives you greater control over the health of the soil. The soil drys faster and warms up faster too. You also don't have to bend over as much to tend to a raised garden bed which is great for those with joint or knee problems.

How to choose a raised garden bed

There are some things to take into consideration when choosing a raised garden bed

You need to look at the material the garden bed is made out of.  Materials include cedar, composite wood, hardwood, recycled plastic and more. There are also some that have a trellis for climbing plants too. 

Look at what the design and style are like and if it fits into your home or garden. I like to look at sustainable options and many raised garden beds are made of recyclable or eco-friendly materials. 

You could consider a tiered garden bed so you don't have to bend when gardening. This is great for the elderly and those with health conditions or mobility problems that make it difficult to bend. 

Where to buy

You can get raised garden beds from a range of garden and home stores. One such company that can help you is Yaheetech. They sell a range of items for garden and home such as the Yaheetech garden bed. The style they sell in a light colour wood fits in with most garden decors and is perfect for your gardening needs. It also has a shelf to store any gardening accessories. As you can see a raised garden bed can be a great choice for your home and garden. 

For more advice, check out how to plant vegetables in a raised garden bed

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