Planting means preparing a patch of ground, fertilizing it and then planting seeds or plants, right? Yes, some people are still planting in gardening beds, and while those are still my favorite, I admit I’ve come to appreciate really nice, lofty, raised garden beds. Here’s why.
You’re In for a Gardening Treat
If you’ve never used raised garden beds before, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised. They have so many advantages over ground planting:
- It’s a lot easier on your back and knees.
- You can constantly improve the soil conditions to achieve perfect growing soil in your beds.
- Your plants get some protection from critters and insects.
- They give your garden a wonderfully neat, organized look.
- There are fewer weeds in a raised bed.
- Roots can grow deep into the soil to produce strong, healthy plants.
Does it sound good? Here’s how you can get started with raised beds.
Easy on Your Knees, Back and Feet
As you can see, it’s easy to walk around the raised beds to weed, water, harvest and just enjoy your growing plants. You don’t have to worry about bending, kneeling or walking through muddy planting beds.
Raised beds work for flowers, vegetables, fruits, shrubs and small trees.
Try a Combination of Garden Types
Ideally, you should have a combination of ground plantings, raised beds and potted plants for a vivid, varied garden that you’ll enjoy every day.
Where to Get the Best Raised Garden Beds
Raised bed gardening is even easier if you don’t have to worry about building the beds. The online store Wayfair has an outstanding selection of premade wooden planting beds.
Have you ever planted in raised beds? Did you enjoy it?
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