If you are thinking of adding more plants, especially edible ones, to your landscaping you may want to consider using a raised garden bed rather than planting in the ground. If you have never considered a raised garden bed or are on the fence about the idea, below are our 3 favorite reasons to add a raised garden bed to your garden landscape design.
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3 Reasons To Add A Raised Garden Bed To Your Landscape Design
Reduced Body Strain
By bringing the dirt up in a raised garden bed you can save your back and knees by taking care of your plants in an upright position, rather than getting on the ground. While this may seem minor, if you are caring for more than a couple plants, or harvesting your fresh jalapenos, your body will thank you greatly.
More Space for Roots
Raised garden beds allow you to determine what your soil is composed of, rather than the rock filled clay that we find in Northern Colorado. Less rocks means more room for your plants to stretch their roots.
Less Weeds and Pests
By lining the bottom of your raised garden bed with landscape fabric, or placing your bed on a solid surface such as a patio, you can greatly reduce the amount of weeds that will show up in your garden. As for pests, while they will always be looking for a way into your garden, having to climb up a raised box will present a challenge that many pests would rather forgo for lower hanging fruit.