Raised beds in the garden are in principle no news in the garden design. Recently, however, the raised bed is back in full swing. For aesthetic reasons and purely practical benefits, more and more hobby gardeners are thrilled with the idea of building raised beds in the garden or having them built. They are convinced that gardening costs less effort. Before we continue with the topic, we want to emphasize two important aspects. On the one hand you can use the raised beds for the cultivation of different vegetables and on the other hand beautiful ones garden plants care for. In today’s article, we focus only on the vegetable garden in raised beds. We show you clever design tips first. Then we deliberately lift the Advantages of raised beds out. But how can we talk about raised beds without actually having them in the garden? No problem, the following video shows how fast you can build a raised bed yourself.
Surely, the construction of raised beds seems to be child’s play. Despite the detailed instructions, we also want to give you some useful tips that can save you a lot of effort.
This is the dream of many hobby gardeners.
Do you want to have such an eye-catcher in your own garden or even build some raised beds yourself? In any case, you will do something useful. The soil does not fall down from the raised bed on the space and your vegetable garden always looks clean and very neat. In addition, you can enjoy the first harvest there very early, because the soil temperature remains in the raised bed always slightly higher than in an ordinary ground-floor bed.
Carefully read all the practical tips that follow, and you can not go wrong in your vegetable garden.
Hobby gardeners always expect good harvest from their own vegetable garden.
Tip 1: Keep the raised beds narrow
You can even determine the dimensions of your raised beds. Some garden owners prefer really high beds, so they do not get back pain when working on them. Others are aesthetically pleasing and think that the somewhat raised vegetable beds play a creative role and ensure more order and clarity in the garden. However, the width, length and height of a raised bed must be determined before construction. But our advice is: keep the vegetable garden beds narrow. Build these so that you can easily reach the middle of the two sides. However, it is good to know exactly: the usual length is 200 cm, the width – 100 cm and the height varies between 90 cm and 30 cm, depending on what you want to grow exactly in the raised beds. Some gardeners prefer the square shape for raised beds, so they have the same dimensions on all sides.
You can determine the shape and dimensions of the raised beds yourself.
Tip 2: Leave enough space between the raised beds
Plan properly and consider this aspect too. You need enough space between the raised beds. In order to facilitate your work, you need enough space there to maneuver easily between the raised beds with the wheelbarrow. Of course you have to transport soil and mulch there, but also bring your harvest production into the house. And if you plan grass paths between the vegetable beds, then you will need enough space for the lawn mower to take care of them.
Leave enough room between the raised beds to make your job easier.
Tips 3: Use only durable materials to build the raised beds.
Before the start of construction, you must also get the necessary materials. These must be logically resistant and really durable, so you can use the vegetable garden on a small area for years. Wood comes first, especially cedar or redwood, because of its longevity. But you can also opt for sturdy woods such as larch, oak or spruce, although they have different weather resistance. We do not even exclude the other construction options such as a raised bed itself to wall or build it from metal or glass. Here you can choose the best option for you, considering the climatic conditions in your region, the soil in the garden and your personal priorities.
Raised beds for your own vegetable garden can be made of weather-resistant wood.
These can also be made of stone or brick walls.
Tips 4: Add decorative elements to the raised bed design
Raised beds have an important aesthetic function, in the first place they bring dynamism to your garden. They are often created as parallel squares or rectangles. But you can arrange these in various other geometric shapes. In addition, the raised beds can be designed in a form that they already have outdoors. So you make for a visual compensation outside. An architectural element of the house can also be reproduced on the raised beds. Just put your ingenuity into play and you can create a unique garden design. Just think of our second tip during construction, because you really need enough free space between the raised beds to move freely there.