How to Install Raised Garden Beds
Raised garden beds are easy to make and last for years. You don’t have to worry about pesky rabbits getting hold of your crops either. You can add mesh them to keep the birds and squirrels off, as well. A raised bed is well-suited to novices picking up a shovel for the first time. This is actually how I started my garden way back in the day and loved every second of building and maintaining them over the years.
Fill your raised bed with a customized soil-and-compost blend. Drainage is built into the bed walls, which hold the soil in place to keep erosion in check. Greater exposure to the sun warms the bed, which allows more plant diversity and extends the growing season. Plants can be spaced closely together, so yields go up, water-use efficiency is maximized and weeds are crowded out. Finally, raising the soil level by even a foot reduces the back-bending effort needed for jobs such as planting, weeding and harvesting.
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