According to the understanding of raised bed gardens, they can be represented in simplified form as garden boxes in which the soil is compacted into a box in a small space, usually with wooden walls. Flowers and vegetables grow in this rectangular box.
Why are raised beds good for the soil?
- One of the most important factors in dividing into small plots is immunity to the risk of soil being washed away during heavy rains. The sides of the bed keep the soil in one place, preventing erosion.
- The walls act as a barricade to repel pests or snails that invade the soil and destroy crops. The walls also keep weeds off the garden floor.
- Another proven benefit is proper drainage execution. Raised bed gardens are known to provide a good drainage system.
- Raised beds are quite beneficial for old gardeners with acute back pain as they help maintain the soil without damaging your back.
- In addition, the bottom of the garden boxes is not closed and is in contact with the ground, so that the plants can search for food in the ground.
Various types of raised beds are currently available on the market. Various types of wood and robust designs contribute to the robustness of the constructions.
Some of them are listed below:
- Raised garden boxesThese are rectangular boxes that stand on 4 legs and the bottom is held onto the wooden base of the box. Some even come with a self-watering bowl for extra plant growth support.
- Raised bed made from deep cedar roots: These are mainly used for plants that are deeply rooted and therefore have direct contact with the ground.
- Modular loft beds: These beds have a more oval shape than the traditional rectangular ones. They are typically used when memory management is an issue.