How to choose the right metal raised garden bed?

How to choose the right metal raised garden bed?

Metal raised garden beds have grown in popularity in recent years, and gardeners using metal raised garden beds will slowly become a trend.

Why do metal raised garden beds get so many good reviews? Metal raised garden beds will last at least 20 years, while other materials can last up to 5 years. In contrast, brushed metal garden beds are the best value for money.

Also, metal raised garden beds are more aesthetically pleasing than traditional wooden raised garden beds. Whether they're placed outside or in the yard, they won't look obtrusive, but will add a pop of color to your garden.

Another highlight is its smooth surface, which not only keeps the gardener safe during work, but also means the gardener doesn't have to worry about critters like raccoons climbing on your garden bed and sabotaging your efforts.

Among the many options for raised garden beds, the most popular are wooden raised garden beds. Second, garden beds can also be constructed of metal, concrete, stone, or other materials. Many talented gardeners also handcraft some garden beds from scraps.

olle's metal raised garden beds range in height from 8 inches to 32 inches. In general, the deeper the soil depth available to plants, the more freely their roots will grow. Deeper raised garden beds generally do not require frequent watering. Because the higher the raised garden bed, the better the drainage. As a result, it absorbs more water from the soil throughout the garden bed.

Choosing the Right Size for a Metal Raised Garden Bed

Best Width for Raised Garden Beds

A raised garden bed 4 feet wide is suitable for the average person to walk at least halfway over a garden bed from one side. Therefore, the width of a garden bed can be considered to be 2 to 8 feet. olle metal raised garden beds are available in 2-in-1, 4-in-1, 6-in-1 and 9-in-1. Different sizes have different widths, but this depends on the available area and individual needs.

in other words,

If your bed can be accessed from both sides, it is best to keep the width to 4 feet.

If it is only accessible from one side, keep the width to no more than 3 feet.

With a width of 4 feet, you can remove weeds, till the soil, water plants with ease, and easily access surrounding plants. It is especially suitable for people with inconvenient legs and feet or people with lumbar muscle strain.

Best Height for Raised Garden Beds

olle has garden beds in two different heights to suit most needs. When we buy a garden bed, the size should be large enough for proper root growth.

17": A 17" garden bed is suitable for growing most vegetables and flowers, such as radishes, carrots, cucumbers, and beans. If you have kids, raised garden beds should be closer to the ground, 8- and 17-inch tall garden beds are good heights.

32": If you have a bad back, go for a 32" garden bed. Work without bending over. Deep-rooted crops such as sweet potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, squash, and corn, as well as some larger flower-fruit trees, such as roselle, are better suited for 32-inch garden beds.

Tips to know before choosing a raised garden bed.

No matter what material you choose for your raised garden bed, the first consideration is where it will be placed. (As to where garden beds can be placed, see the article: Doable places to place metal raised garden beds).

The height of metal raised garden beds is also closely related to location. If the garden bed is placed on a hard floor, then when we choose a garden bed, we should try to choose a higher raised garden bed such as 17 inches or 32 inches. Because if the garden bed is too low, the roots of the plant will hit the hard surface, preventing the plant from reaching down.

A garden bed of a few inches will do if you place it on soft grass or ground. Since plants are grown with longer root systems, even higher than garden beds, there is plenty of ground space for them to stretch.

Are garden beds squeezing and buckling from overfilling. Honestly, the taller the garden bed, the bigger the volume. If the entire garden bed is filled with soil, then when there is too much water, it is easy to cause the bed to squeeze and deform due to excessive internal pressure and the possibility of bulging outward.

There are two ways to avoid this from happening.

One is the stuffing.

When we fill our garden beds, we can use more than just soil. In addition to the necessary lining insect control, place organic matter such as lumber, fallen leaves, and compost. It also reduces stress on garden beds while improving soil nutrients and drainage.

The second is the barge.

We can also install support rods on metal raised garden beds to keep the bed from bending.

The olle's 17-inch and 32-inch 6-in-1 and 9-in-1 configurations feature support bars to better secure the garden bed and prevent it from buckling. Of course, some special shapes and larger sizes will be equipped with support rods. If you need to buy extra support bars, you can learn more about them here: Extra Long Bedspread Support Bars - Twin Pack.

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