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Best Mulch for Raised Garden Beds

Best Mulch for Raised Garden Beds

What is the best mulch for raised bed gardens, is a question that is frequently asked of gardening professionals and also at garden centres. There is no definitive answer, if the truth be known, as there are several types of mulch that we could use and in each case one is better than the other. The usage of this type of material is becomming more prevalent in all types of gardens, as we are seeing the great benefits of this…

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Cedar Raised Beds

Cedar Raised Beds

One of the many question that are asked during the construction of raised beds and those are, what is the best timber or lumber to use in the construction of these. In nearly 90% of the time, its timber that is used in the assembly of these and again, say for people who may be starting their raised bed gardening journey for the first time, this advise is regurarly sought after. Some timber or lumber lasts longer than other types,…

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Raised Bed Liners

Raised Bed Liners

We have an ongoing rise in the popularity of raised bed gardening in recent years and as a result the issue with some growers is that they want to bring these bed frame systems nearer to their houses for convenience purposes. The problem is that if we situate these on our backyard hard surfaces, decking or patios, we may have a run off from these and this may cause staining or an unsightly trail of stained water solution. This is…

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Concrete Block Raised Garden Beds

Concrete Block Raised Garden Beds

One way of making a raised bed that will last for years is to construct these from concrete blocks. Just like our dwelling houses, these constructions will last for decades and will not need to be repaired or replaced, if done properly and correctly from day one. I would like to explain before we go any further that, there are two types of concrete blocks that are suitable for this project. The solid concrete block which is made from solid…

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Corrugated Raised Garden Beds

Corrugated Raised Garden Beds

The materials that we use to build our raised bed gardens varies from person to person and the idea that we have to use timber or lumber for these systems, no longer stands. Of course, timber and lumber are probably used for more than 90% of the time, but the issue is, we have other materials that we can use for these structures. I am specifically talking about corrugated raised gearden beds and how this system is used on a…

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Galvanized Raised Beds

Galvanized Raised Beds

Another great idea for making raised beds is with sheets of galvanised or corrugated iron. These galvanise sheets come in various lengths, and are available from any hardware store and are very easy to construct and assemble into a square or rectangle frame, which will serve us equally well as another method for making our raised beds. Cost wise, they are not that expensive and to make a raised bed frame from this material and we only need 3 sheets,…

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Best Materials for Raised Bed Gardens

Best Materials for Raised Bed Gardens

Given the great attraction that raised beds have today, its no surprise that gardeners and non-gardeners alike are constructing these raised beds from any type of material thats practical to use for this purpose. With the great conversation that’s around raised beds today, people are tripping over themselves in the race to get these systems in place, because they have good reason to do so from listening to those that have them and what they are reading about them online…

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Cheap Raised Beds

Cheap Raised Beds

We don’t need a large budget, when starting out on our raised bed gardening adventure, as this project will always be a work in progress. We can treat this like any other business starting out and that is to start small and work our way upwards. Lets look at a few ways of achieving this task without breaking the bank. Firstly lets ask ourselves what we want from our outdoor raised garden beds and if its just something say we…

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Making Raised Beds with Sleepers

Making Raised Beds with Sleepers

Making raised garden beds from sleepers is a fantastic idea and when completed, it will provide us with more than just a raised bed. The finished raised bed frame will become a strong, sturdy structure and should last us for years. By accident rather than design, a raised bed made from sleepers can also become a seating area, that is if we use them on the flat. Just a slight word of caution here, when these railway sleepers were being…

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Raised Bed Frames

Raised Bed Frames

If we are considering making a raised bed frame, we have a number of factors to consider, none of them critical, but  nonetheless, important enough to take into consideration. Afterall a raised bed frame is either a rectangle or square box placed overground, infilled with topsoil and plants, flowers and or vegetables planted within. The most critical consideration to factor in is; the location of the bed. If we have a good garden space outback, we will not have any…

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