What are the Benefits of Building a Raised Garden Bed? (How To install)

What are the Benefits of Building a Raised Garden Bed? (How To install)

A Raised Garden Bed is a garden that is built on top of mounded soil. The soil is then held in place by a frame or wall. The benefits of using a raised garden bed are many, but the most notable is that it allows for better drainage and aeration of the soil, which leads to healthier plants. Raised garden beds also make it easier to control the quality of the soil, as well as the amount of sunlight and water that the plants receive.

In this blog, you’ll learn: 

  • Why Garden Beds Are So Amazing (& Customizable)
  • How To Install Your Raised Garden Bed 
  • 5 Benefits Of Using Raised Garden Beds

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Raised Garden Beds Come In Different Shapes, Sizes, & Materials 

Raised Garden Beds are most typically made from Wood, Metal, Plastic, or Composite. Because you can build them wherever you choose, a raised bed garden can give you more control over how much sunlight your plants receive. The soil in a raised garden bed is also higher than the surrounding ground, which means it drains better and is less likely to be compacted. 

If you love gardening but don't have a lot of space, raised garden beds are a great solution. They're also perfect for people with back or knee problems because you don't have to bend over as much. You can grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers in raised garden beds. And, if you live in an area with a mild climate, you can plant all year round. 


How To Install Your Raised Garden Bed 

Installing your Raised Garden Bed is super easy due to the wide availability of materials and ready-made kits that make the job straightforward. Finding the correct mulch and lining is also easy as most gardening stores and sections carry this type of material, and the costs are usually negligible. 

The steps to installing your raised garden bed may differ depending on the type of kit or materials you plan to use (and plants or crops you plan on seeding) but here are the general steps to installing your garden bed: 

  • Select your garden bed site: it’s important to find a site that can be built upon that will get direct sunlight and isn’t already infested by bugs, animals, or weeds. 
  • Determine the size and shape of your raised garden: be sure you can access your garden without trampling or stepping on any plants or crops, and/or otherwise disturbing the soil or mulch you’ve set. 
  • Prepare your site: many plants do well in 6 -8 inches of depth, so to save time and labor consider plant requirements before moving a ton of soil. You may create a weed barrier by placing a lining of newspaper, fiber, or cardboard to separate the bottom of your bed and the roots of your plant. Cover this lining with soil/mulch as appropriate. 
  • Construct your raised plant bed: follow the included instructions in our Raised Plant Bed kits for maximum effectiveness and plant longevity. 
  • Personalize and level your raised garden: you may now add your personal touches to your raised garden bed as well as ensure that your garden bed is leveled appropriately. Remember to make sure your raised garden bed is level in all areas. 
  • Selecting soil, adding minerals and organic nutrients: be sure to select the correct soil and minerals to guarantee your garden bed sprouts the most healthy plants and crops possible (even during the cold season.)
  • Adding Soil to Your Beds: be sure to add the correct amount and brand of soil or compost. Compost should be fully aged before it is placed in your raised garden bed. 

  • 5 Benefits Of Using Raised Garden Beds

    If you're looking for a way to spruce up your yard and make gardening easier, you may want to consider raised garden beds. Raised garden beds have many benefits over traditional gardening, including improved drainage, easier weed control, and increased accessibility. 


    #1: You Can Control Weeds Easily

    If you’re looking for an easier way to control weeds in your garden, raised garden beds may be the solution for you. Raised garden beds offer many benefits over traditional gardening, including easier weed control. 

    With raised garden beds, you can create a barrier between the soil and the weeds, making it difficult for them to take root. You can also add mulch to the top of the soil to further prevent weeds from growing. 


    #2: Enhanced Soil Enrichment

    Enriching the soil is vital for any gardening, but it is especially important for raised garden beds. The soil in raised garden beds can become depleted quickly because of the lack of organic matter and nutrients. 

    Adding compost to the soil is one way to enrich it. You can also add other organic materials, such as leaves, grass clippings, and manure. These materials will help to improve the soil structure, drainage, and aeration. In addition, they will provide essential nutrients for your plants.


    #3: Less Soil Compaction 

    Soil compaction is a common problem in gardens, especially if you have heavy foot traffic or live in an urban area. Compacted soil can lead to many problems, including poor drainage, reduced root growth, and decreased plant productivity. 

    If you're looking for a way to reduce soil compaction in your garden, raised garden beds are a great option. Raised garden beds cause less soil compaction because they allow air and water to circulate more freely around the roots of plants. This results in healthier plants and a more productive garden.


    #4: Spring Planting Is Easier Due To Raised Garden Beds

    If you’re looking for an easier way to garden this spring, consider raised garden beds. Raised garden beds are a great solution for several gardening challenges, from difficult soil to pests and weeds. They’re also a great way to garden if you have limited space.


    #5: Extend Your Growing Season With Raised Garden Beds 

    If you’re looking to extend your growing season, raised garden beds are a great option. Raised garden beds offer you the ability to grow no matter which season you’re deciding on planting your favorite plants or crops. Raised garden beds are also ideal for small spaces and can be used to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. They are also a great option for gardeners who have trouble bending or kneeling. 

    Extra Tip: You May Also Choose To Plant In a Raised Planter Box or a Garden Planter

    If you're looking for an easy way to add some color and life to your outdoor space, consider planting in a raised planter box or garden planter. This type of gardening is a great way to get started with gardening, as it doesn't require a lot of space or equipment. Plus, it's a great way to add some curb appeal to your home. 


    Frame It All Carries An Extensive Collection of Raised Garden Bed Kits

    At Frame It All, we make it easy to build a raised bed garden! Growing your own plants, vegetables, or flowers in your garden is a fun activity that the whole family can get involved in. Whether you already have a passion for growing your own or want to involve your kids in a fun and fulfilling hobby, it's easy to set up your raised garden bed and start growing a whole host of interesting plants.

    Our newly released 'Roundabout' 10' x 10' Raised Garden Bed is perfect for garden enthusiasts who love to grow their own food. This garden bed was specifically designed for vertical growing, which means that you can grow more in less space. Your raised bed garden can grow anything from herbs and flowers to fresh vegetables that you can use to cook your evening meal.

    Your kit comes with everything you need for simple installation. Browse our many designs to find the perfect raised garden bed for your space!

    Shop Our Raised Garden Bed Kits Today

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