4 Tips for Building Raised Garden Beds


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4 Tips for Building Raised Garden Beds

Do you want to build a metal raised garden? If yes, you shouldn't rush into it else; you make silly mistakes. As the growing seasons commence, there is pressure to start planting so you can harvest when due. 

Here are some tips for building any raised garden bed: 

Consider weed control outside the beds

Planting in raised beds is one of the best ways to control weed pressure. The walls protect stubborn weeds from creeping into your planting region. It is not fair to think that using a raised bed; you have solved all the problems of unwanted crops because it doesn't work that way. Note that weeds can grow around your planting area, and when they become higher than your bed, they could start dropping their seeds on your soil. Soon, weeds may take over and kill your crops. This is a frustrating site that can make you give up on gardening. It would be best to lay the weed barrier far and wide to be on the safe side. 

Corrugated Metal Raised Beds for the Garden

Leave room for your equipment 

If there is any lesson you should learn about your raised bed, it is leaving sufficient room for your equipment. Most beginners cluster their beds in a restricted area. Limited spaces do not allow farming equipment to get into your farm. If you have already laid out your beds, you should check to see if you can adjust them to allow for all kinds of equipment to get in. Of course, if you own a small garden, I don't expect you to use modern machines like tractors, but common ones like wheelbarrows need to access the farm. You shouldn't also waste space while trying to leave room for your equipment. Instead of relying on guesswork, measure the width before you start laying the beds. 

Use a durable material

There are tons of materials out there you can use to construct a raised bed, but not all of them are durable. Some are beautiful on the outside but, be prepared to replace them as often as possible. Some materials start rotting after one year or two years at most. It is even more annoying when you spend so much on them, yet they don't serve their purpose. Note that no material promises everlasting life, but with some, you can relax for three decades before thinking of replacing them. Metal raised garden beds are your best bet any day, any time. Because they are relatively expensive, many beginners do not use them. They'll rather go for cheaper wood which isn't as durable as their metal counterparts. It is better to spend more and go home satisfied knowing you wouldn't bother about beds for many years than pay less and live a troubled life afterward. Metals heat the soil and trigger seed germination. They are difficult to install, and I don't advise that you do it yourself. There are experts trained for the job, and they'll deliver just precisely how you like it. If you are an experienced welder, you can give it a shot too. 


Large beds? No! Medium ones? Perfect! Even if your farming space is enormous, ensure that your beds aren't too big. If you are tempted to expand it, resist the urge because it does you no good. When it is harvesting time, you'll be forced to step on other plants while plucking. For a medium bed, you can reach the middle without standing inside the bed. To avoid mistakes, measure your arm and make the bed only twice the length of your arm. 

You can build a metal-raised garden and be free from the disturbances of maintaining it for many years. Contact an expert to install it and start planting immediately.

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