Raised Garden beds are considered one of the most effective gardening techniques due to the numerous advantages they present. The main reason they are so popular is due to space saving benefit.
Multiple types of plants can be grown beside one another without worrying about any adverse effects they can have on their neighbors. Although some extra manual labor is required to build a raised garden bed by yourself, it is well worth the effort in the end.
Before you break out the tools and start building, here are some tips and ideas you should keep in mind when constructing a raised garden bed. First of all, you need to think of the place, quantity, size and the materials for your raised garden bed.
An area with the most sun is best and more, small beds are good for a diverse garden. Most people use wood for the bed due to its natural feel and also because it’s cheap as well as durable. Here is a list of 20 DIY raised garden beds.
1. Simple Cedar Garden Boxes
These are simple traditional garden beds that go great when constructed near the fences. Due to the 2 boards that make up the height of the bed, it really eases all the back problems associated with gardening. Although you may need to fill up the bed with more dirt then usually used in traditional garden beds.
2. Tiered Garden Bed
Definitely, a unique style of garden bed, the tow tier garden bed has a stair-like structure. Due to its structure, you can grow different plants in the same space. You can also use the tiered garden bed for ornamental purposes by growing flowers on the top tier and small shrubs on the bottom. You can also plant a combination of tall plants and trailing vines to enhance aesthetics.
This lovely dovetail Tiered Cedar Raised Garden Bed is quick and easy to assemble thus you can begin growing the garden you’ve always dreamed of!
3. Lifted Garden Bed
As the name says, it is elevated from the ground so as to keep most insects away from any flowers or produce you might be growing. For an amazingly low price, this lifted garden bed will give you the perfect garden setup in less than one hour.