The benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

The benefits of Raised Bed Gardening

Raised lawn beds, also called garden bins, are great for growing little plots of veggies and blooms. They keep pathway weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage and serve as being a barrier to pests such since slugs and snails. The sides of the beds keep your valuable lawn soil from being eroded or washed away during heavy rains. In many regions, gardeners can plant earlier in the season considering that the soil is warmer and better drained if it's above ground level.

raised soil level, raised bed


By raising the soil level, raised garden beds also reduce back strain when bending over to tend the bed. This is especially helpful to older gardeners or people with bad backs. And if the beds are built well, the gardener can sit on the edge of the bed while weeding, and for some gardeners this is the biggest benefit of all.

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    Raised beds are not the same as garden planters. Planters are elevated containers which have bottoms to prevent the soil from falling out. Planter bottoms usually are slatted, with some type of semi-permeable cloth barrier which permits drainage. Raised beds, however, do not have bottoms; they are open to the ground, which offers the benefit of permitting plant roots to go further into the ground for available nutrients.

    Raised garden beds are available in a variety of different materials, or they can be made with relative ease

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