Raised gardens are great for creating a clean garden with fresh nutrient-rich soil. If you live in an area with sub-par soil or have back issues that make getting on the ground difficult raised beds are a great option for you to have a garden you can enjoy despite difficulties. In Florida raised bed gardening was a must to grow with the dry sandy soil. Here are some simple tips for building and maintaining a raised bed garden.
Simple Tips for Building a Raised Bed Garden
Gardening is a joy and raised beds are a great way to dress up your garden if you find yourself in need of hiding vegetables in your front yard. Build a raised bed in areas you need a nicer appearance for your garden using a fresh clean looking wood stained to compliment your home.
Line your raised garden bed to keep soil in and contaminants from the ground under from leaching into your fresh clean soil.
Build the best garden soil possible. Buy organic mushroom compost in bulk to fill your raised bed garden for less.
Opt for a taller bed if you have back, knee, or other physical limitations to allow you the freedom to the garden despite your challenges.
One drawback to raised beds is they have tendacy to dry out fast. Lining the bottom and edges with plastic can help keep the moisture in. Top with plenty of mulch and if you can it does not hurt to run irrigation to them if it is in your budget.
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Simple tips to maintain your raised garden bed.
Treat and exposed wood as often as you do your deck to help maintain the wood and prevent rotting. Your raised beds if treated kindly will last years.
Keep your raised garden beds mulched to help retain moisture and keep plenty or organic matter turned into the soil every season. Pay extra attention to your raised bed garden in the summer to help your garden survive the summer heat.
Rotate what grows in your beds each season and add plenty of compost to the soil to keep it fresh and nourished through the years.
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