Building a Raised Bed

Building a Raised Bed

There is a near-dizzying array of achievable materials to work with to form one’s own raised bed for use as a planter area. The very idea of having an area totally designed to host the roots and products of our own gardening efforts in the previously-impossible locations for these wonders makes the head spin.

For apartment concrete patios, for example, if one decided to go away from portable pots and urns, one would be advised to stick with hard structural materials such as wood or concrete products. There are some hard plastics as well – and some metal edifices – which could additionally serve our purposes, yet restricted space and the tight circumstances requiring neighbours pretty much determines using materials which are durable and straight.

For supreme patios and surfaced areas, many similar restrictions apply. It is always best to go with supplies which will stand the test of time and of structural integrity, of course.

Once again, I might give a tip using wood or cement products.

Raised beds On Soil

Here we reach a pleasant conundrum. Out in the yard, we can use just about everything we make decision. Our real bottom lines are economical, strength and appearance. In that light, we can use materials which range from metal to cement to plastic interchangeably. The design of nearly everything outdoors depends on the original features and then the “dressings”. Therefore, the vastly most important design consideration has less to do with materials than it has to do with accompaniments.

It is “out here” where I often advise using the more portable plastic edgings for constructing raised beds and I’ll tell you why.

Plastic edging materials come in a wide array of depths and colours. But one thing they all share, if chosen with strength in mind, is their ultimate pliability. These edgings can be curved in shapes impossible to get with other materials. Since I am so “curve-oriented” in my designs, I find this amazingly present.

But they can still provide other advantages, of equal weight in design considerations. It is entirely possible to “stack” varied levels of plastic edging at differing levels, supplying a fascinating staggered effect which can not only appear attractive and multi-layered. Thee constructions can also differentiate growing areas and even small “zones”, separating otherwise ill-advised combinations of plantings. Inasmuch as each level stands utterly separated from the level above or below, we run into the delightful possibility of variation in floral colour separation. Unnecessary to declare, we also encounter a new possibility regarding growing extra-leafy and shade-inducing vegetables as well by placing the above-mentioned at a level which does not deter the other level’s process in maturing.

The ending claim favouring plastic edging for raised beds involves the fabrication that one can change the integral design later should one choose to. These can be expanded, contracted and changed as many times as one could adopt. This adaptive possibility makes plastic edging a very compelling option in establishing and constructing raised beds for gardening.

Come and see how easy it can be: Building a raised bed from recycled plastic for garden and allotment at any shape, at low cost free of maintenance.

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