Raised garden beds are popular with those who enjoy gardening as a hobby. These gardens can be erected at a fraction of the cost of traditional planting techniques.
The first step is to decide on a design. Typically, a raised garden bed will be enclosed by raised walls that form a frame for the planting structure. Once this decision has been made, the shape of the raised garden beds can be set.
There are two main types of gardens with raised garden beds. The first is the straight garden bed. The other is the corner garden bed, which is shaped in such a way that the sloping surface slopes towards the wall.
The designs of the raised garden beds are made from a variety of materials. Some of the more common materials include stone, brick, wood, concrete, and plastic. The different designs lend a distinct look to the gardens.
If you select a design using a material such as stone, you can be assured that it will be aesthetically pleasing. Wooden raised garden beds can be cut to any shape, the design of which will be determined by the lay of the land. Concrete garden beds, on the other hand, are most often used for a plan that focuses on sunlight and space.
After the design is finalized, it is time to begin building. Garden frames may be constructed with brick, stone, or wood. A garden wall is used to contain the beds and provide extra protection from the elements. Some structures have sloped sides, while others have flat roofs.
The size of the plot will determine the size of the garden beds. It may also be determined by how many plants you wish to grow in the beds. The final design of the raised garden will depend on the needs of the individual gardeners.
While there are no hard and fast rules as to the design of the raised garden beds, there are certain things to consider. These include whether you want the raised garden beds to have a circular or square shape, as well as whether you want them to be either inclined or straight, sloping or flat.
These choices are a matter of taste and will ultimately come down to personal preference. However, some guidelines can help you find the right design. Those guidelines include the following:
Garden beds should be large enough to provide enough room for plants, but not so large that you cannot take care of the plants when you are not using them. It is essential to allow for planting in the garden beds.
A good design will allow for adequate air circulation but without allowing water to collect in one area or another. Also, the design of the garden beds should allow for space for the roots of the plants to grow in and prevent the development of weeds.
Finally, the raised garden beds should provide shade in certain areas.
In addition to the size of the garden beds, you should consider the materials used to build the raised garden beds. As mentioned previously, stones and bricks can be used to construct the beds. Another consideration is whether or not you wish to use natural materials such as rocks, gravel, concrete, or other forms of cement.