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How to Make a Raised Garden Bed

Not everyone knows how to make a raised garden bed and have it turn out well, but even without a great deal of prior experience or a tremendous amount of money and space, it really is possible to achieve a raised garden bed that looks great and thrives for years to come.

Be Uplifted

Landscaping is something that every homeowner wants to be proud of. It’s one of the most successful ways to add curb appeal to your home, but some people feel extremely limited by their own inexperience, their lack of space, or simply by their budget when they’re considering options for custom landscaping like edible gardens or beautifully blooming flower beds. Asking local landscape designers or landscaping maintenance professionals for some tips on how to make a raised garden bed can provide a great solution for all of that; they’ll generally be able to provide you with some great raised garden bed ideas and possibly even work with you on creating a custom garden bed design to spruce up your space in ways you might never have thought possible. All you need to get started is a little imagination and a willingness to get your hands dirty.

Think Higher

Any raised garden bed design will greatly depend on what you’re wanting to plant as well as the size of your property. Naturally, it might seem simpler to have traditional gardens instead of going the extra step by creating a raised garden; but there are certain benefits to raised gardens that are well worth the work. So what’s the real difference? Simply put, raised gardens are a great way to prevent weeds that might be growing on any nearby pathway areas from making their way in your garden soil. These elevated gardens are also ideal for anyone living in areas of the country where the risk of rain erosion runs high, because the sides of the garden beds act as a retaining barrier to keep the soil in place; and common pests like slugs and snails can’t easily access the plants in a raised bed. Because the temperature of soil in raised garden beds is higher and the area generally has better drainage than ground-level gardens, planting season can start earlier, which means that you’ll be green and growing longer. For anyone who loves the sight of flowers blooming or played around with the idea of growing their own fruits and vegetables, raised garden beds are an ideal way to grow great things in any amount of space.

Learn more about what to put into your new raised garden bed by reading our blog, Raised Garden Bed Ideas.

Raise the expectations for your garden! Consult with the experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc., today!