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 great many backgardens or back yards. The great advantage or benefit about this type of frame for a raised bed is, it’s very simple to construct and assemble and if looked after properly will last for years and years.
We have spoken previously on this website about using galvanise for raised beds, which is another method that is used from time to time and is equally effictive for these purposes. The corrugated raised beds on the other hand have a slightly more appealing perspective in that, they are finished and produced to a higher quality design and appearance. They are mainly factory fabricated, come with a great recommendation and as I said previously, look very attractive and really stand out in our back yards.
Corrugated raised garden beds;
In the above image, we see a different take on raised bed gardens as we know them. This is a new departure in what we can expect if we go online and look for corrugated raised garden beds. They look so modern, elegant, colourful and stylish. They come in many colours and the beauty of these is we can locate them in any part of our garden or backyard, such is their versatility and dexteritity. They come unassembled and do require a little assembly, but its all itemised and documented in simple easy instructions. There are different sizes and naturally the larger bed frames are a little more expensive.
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The assembly should only take minutes, a fully downloadable pdf instruction booklet is available as part of the purchase and is very easy to follow. The dimensions of the above frames are approx. 3ft x 6ft and have a depth of 12″. There is no bottom layer to these, so we will have to set these into soil and that will give us a great advantage, in that we don’t need to be purchasing waterproof liners and attempting to ensure there won’t be any leakages or seepages. So we have four sides and four corner posts along with centre support straps and also some nuts and bolts. The only tools required are screwdriver and pliers or vice grips.
Dementer corrugated metal raised beds;
The difference between corrugated and galvanised steel is really not a great deal apart from that the corrugated beds are powder coated and as we have stated earlier, they look more aesthetically appealing. Their usefulness is such that they can be relocated to any part of our garden that we want, by just lifting and moving as necessary. They will easily accomodate our vegetable, salad or herb requirements with the 12″ dept of these frames , which is adequate for this type of planting and growing.
Modular raised beds;
In the above model, this example is somewhat different to the above images, but still makes a great statement for any prospective raised bed gardener. Its very attractive, sturdy, comes again as a flatback with set instructions and is easily assembled. The versatility is again a bonus and can be located in any area of our front or back gardens. The only unfortunate downside to these corrugated raised beds is that they are not suitable for a decking, patio or concrete surface, unless we insert waterproof liners, which would stop the moisture leaking onto our surfaces. When installed in a garden or soil surface, that will be fine as any seepage will seep into the ground without making unsightly mess. The dimensions for these beds are varied as these can be ordered to different sizes. We can have them assembled either as a square or rectangular shape, depending on our requirements. The ordering system is mainly made up of side panels and then the round corners, which tie in the whole frame.
Technically designed corrugated raised garden beds;
Again these frames are made in factories and are specially crafted with satisfaction in mind. With a planting depth of 15″, these will be more suited to deep planting vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and other deep rooted veggies. Assemble these beds in one of several square and or rectangular shapes. For example, as a long, narrow flower bed to tuck in between your lawn and house, as a traditional square bed, or choose from a variety of rectangular options. If we were able to purchase a few of these and set them out in rows, they would definitely make a spectacle to behold. The other extra bonus is that these are easily assembled without tools as they are secured together by butterfly bolts. The top of these modular beds are then completed with a plastic rubber edging which really sets them apart from the rest.
These are another option for us gardeners and it demonstrates how we are spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting a raised bed frame for our gardening needs. With the minimum of effort, these frames can be assembled within minutes and we can have these set up and planted on the same day, how cool is that.
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Happy gardening to all out there.