Whether you’re new to gardening, or have been exercising your green thumb for years, a raised bed may be the right option to help you achieve your gardening dreams. Raised beds are a popular choice among homeowners and it’s easy to see why. They help improve drainage and soil structure, and even help prevent against weeds, helping to keep the time spent maintaining your garden at a minimum. Raised beds provide a space to use high-quality products so you can easily grow beautiful and healthy gardens and have a space you can enjoy during the growing season. Here are a few tips to help you achieve raised bed success with minimal effort!
Use a premium soil
A benefit of raised beds is that you’re able to build up the soil and ensure you get off on the right foot. A premium garden soil, rich in nutrients, is perfect for starting raised flower or vegetable beds. Premium garden soil delivered in a Blue Cube provides you with the highest-quality of materials with exceptional tilth, to promote healthy plant life in your raised bed. So, with a Blue Cube you’re getting a premium soil rich in organic matter, without the hassle and mess of bulk delivered landscape products.
Add richness with compost
The soil in raised beds will naturally settle and the nutrients in your soil will deplete over time through crop absorption. Adding a few inches of compost and mix into the top 6” of the bed before you start planting each year will help replenish lost nutrients, resulting in strong, healthy plants. Trying to add compost to a ground level bed can be challenging, but a raised bed makes it easier to work with soil. A Blue Cube of compost will get the job done right, while reducing heavy lifting, simplifying clean-up, and making it easy to store and use throughout the growing season.
Mulching for less maintenance
Mulch will benefit your raised bed in a couple of different ways. It will help prevent against the emergence of weeds and ultimately reduce the amount of weeding you’ll have to do, meaning less maintenance time. And, mulch also helps to retain soil moisture so you can water less, saving you more time, money, and water. That’s a win-win for your pocket and your garden.
Get your best garden ever with these raised bed tips. Follow these few pointers and you’ll be sure to achieve raised bed success, resulting in strong and healthy plants with minimal maintenance.