Raised garden beds in Wolverhampton

Why You Should Consider Raised Garden Beds

If you have never heard of raised-bed gardening before, it is a type of gardening where the plants and soil are raised above ground in raised garden beds, also referred to as plant or flower boxes. Often seen in home gardens, gardening centres and nurseries, these structures can be made from wooden, concrete or other materials. Whether you enjoy a bit of gardening in your own time or you are a newbie, there are many reasons why you should consider raised garden beds in your garden. 

Less Weeds

Raised garden beds allow less weed intrusion than in-ground gardening. If you fill raised garden beds with fresh weed-free soil, there is  less of a chance of weed growth, whereas native soil and in-ground garden beds can be prone to growing weeds. Covering raised garden beds with mulch can help prevent weeds. As raised garden beds are made from tall enclosed borders, this also helps prevent the infiltration of surrounding weeds. Another way of stopping weeds in their path is by placing a weed barrier such as weed control fabric or cardboard at the bottom of a raised bed, before filling it with soil. By simply using raised garden beds, you can enjoy a less-hassle and weed-free garden.

Less Pests

Similar to preventing weeds, raised garden beds add an extra layer of protection to plants against common pests. The borders and height of the raised garden bed acts as an obstacle for pests such as slugs, snails, caterpillars and other critters from eating and damaging plants. While this won’t completely stop pests (some are more determined than others), it gives gardeners a chance to spot them early and treat their plants with bug and insect repellant.

Your Back Will Thank You

With in-ground gardening, gardeners would have to till their soil year by year by turning the top layer of the soil and adding fertilisers such as compost, mulch and other soil conditioners to prepare it for planting. This can be time-consuming and backbreaking work. Generally, raised garden beds are available from 8 inches to 17 inches tall, depending on what plants you want to set. Using raised garden beds will save your back from strain and other back problems because you won’t need to get down to ground level to care for your plants. 

Improves Garden Appearance

You can’t deny raised garden beds make a garden look attractive, neat and tidy. With in-ground garden beds, soil can look scattered and disorganised. Raised garden beds keep soil in place, leaving pathways cleaner and easier to maintain. Wooden raised garden beds can blend in seamlessly into natural surroundings. If the appearance of your garden is something you want to improve, you should consider using raised garden beds. 

Raised Garden Beds From Weston Sawmill

Less weeds and pests, better for your back and improved garden appearance are only a few reasons why you should consider raised garden beds. If you’re looking for an easy and effective gardening solution, look no further than high-quality wooden raised garden beds from Weston Sawmill. Our range has a variety of sizes including 1.8m x 1.8m x 150 mm x 22mm thick boards or 3m x 1.5m x 450mm x 75mm thick boards. Our taller options are ideal for plenty of space for deep roots to grow. Deeper roots mean bigger and more luscious plants! 
You can visit us in Weston-Under-Lizard, we have a selection of examples on display to see for yourself and our team is on hand to assist you with any queries. We can arrange local and nationwide delivery. Alternatively, you can contact us for more information.