A raised bed is defined as a garden bed that has been built up rather than down to solve all kinds of gardening problems. Raised beds can be made by simply putting soil in a heap or using containers to contain and enclose the soil. Because raised beds almost always require retaining wall or other materials to keep it intact over time, garden boxes are often associated with raised gardens.
It is better to not till the soil
Raised beds are a great way to make gardening easy. Gardeners don’t have to till the soil year after year to add fertilizer or amendments. Instead, they can simply add materials to their raised beds.
You will be a blessing to your back
It is amazing how much strain can occur just by weeding a garden. This can be especially true if the garden is large. A raised bed, particularly one that is at least 12 feet tall, can help with joint and back pain. Young people interested in farming as a career should be aware of the possible damage to their backs that organic farming can cause by hand weeding. Consider raising beds as an investment in your health.
Raised beds look better
Although it may seem like vanity, having better beds can serve a practical purpose. A raised bed can be an asset in the city, particularly if you want to keep your neighbours happy, and especially if you have a front yard vegetable gardening. Raised beds make it easier to maintain pathways because they have a clear line between the bed & the path.
Raised beds keep critters away
Slugs are capable of climbing. However, the high sides of raised garden boxes slow them down and offer an opportunity to stop them. Copper flashing can be used to protect your Raised Planter Boxes from slugs. To stop groundhogs and other crawling creatures from taking root crops, you can place hardware cloth in the bottom of your box. Dogs are also less likely to urinate on your plants because they are taller than you. Deer can be a problem.
Better drainage is possible by raising your soil
Raised Beds may be the best option for areas that are susceptible to flooding or with marshy yards. A raised garden bed with the most popularity is at 11”. This is one inch lower than the sides of a 12-foot-high box. This is sufficient drainage and provides plants with almost a foot more breathing space than in wet conditions. Raised beds are also more able to drain well in heavy rains.
By burying weed seeds in the ground and giving them the opportunity to grow, tilling actually encourages more weeds. To kill any plants that grew in winter, successful raised bed growers will cover their beds with mulch, cardboard or black plastic in spring. To get rid of any weeds that have grown up in the winter, rake them off before they can go to seed. A raised bed is one of the best ways to combat crab grass. To stop grass infiltrating, place a weed barrier at least 10 feet high on the bottom of your beds.