Best material for raised garden beds. Modern looking metal raised beds are trending in urban settings now but homeowners perhaps are unaware of the danger that the sharp exposed edges in most beds post to children and adults. They work nicely for traditional as well as more contemporary gardens depending upon the design and construction of the beds. I have to mention that some okay all of the best raised beds that ive seen feature a ledge or cap thats been mounted to the top board of the bed.
Railroad ties are found throughout the united states as garden beds stairs and other landscape features. If you really want better soil add a bit of compost. After our summer garden was finished and it was time to start planning for the fall we decided to go with the raised garden bed method.
The best materials for raised beds posted on january 20 2010 november 20 2015 by dave im a huge fan of vegetable gardening or any gardening for that matter in raised beds. Less weeds especially from weeds that grow using rhizozomes like that pesky bermuda. All we had to do was find the best material for raised garden boxes.
The major caveat since raised beds are often used to grow edibles is to steer clear of wood preserved with toxins. But by far the most common material for raised beds is lumber. Benefits of using raised garden boxes.
Bad options for raised beds. So what is the best material for raised beds. Recycling is great for the environment and in some cases can be great for your raised bed as well but certain recycled materials should be avoided when building your raised bed.
Metal vs wood for raised beds. Wood raised beds are easy to install and the material is readily available in most areas. I have discussed the selection of soil previously in soil for raised beds which one is best.