Q: Will the garden beds get too hot during the summer or in hot climates?
A: No, they won't for the following reasons:
1. The superior reflectivity of the material keeps most of the heat from ever passing through into the soil.
2. The bulk of the soil within the bed quickly absorbs and dissipates heat from the thin, but strong stainless steel edges.
Compared to the standard wooden, concrete, or plastic garden beds - especially if it is made from a darker color or material - Olle garden beds outperform in maintaining even and cool soil temperature.
Q: Where are the drainage holes in the garden bed?
A: The garden beds are bottomless which allows water to escape and removes the need to drill any drainage holes. By connecting the soil below the garden bed to the soil you add on top, you can build stronger soil resulting in a healthier garden.
Q. What does "12-in-1" modular design mean?
A: Olle’s unique 12-in-1 modular design means that same set of parts allows you to assemble them into 12 different shapes to fit your yard for a personalized effect, making your garden transformation as easy as putting together Lego blocks.
Q. Is Olle made of aluminium? Is it toxic?
A: Olle metal garden beds are not made of aluminum, as aluminum contains toxins that can contaminate soil and vegetables.
Each Olle metal garden bed is made of 0.6mm galvanized steel as the main material, with Aluzinc color coating on the surface for anti-corrosion as well as acid and alkali resistance. All materials have been tested by SGS. They are 100% safe and non-toxic so you can use it with confidence.
Q: Can we place stones at the bottom of the garden bed to increase drainage space?
A: Yes, you can, especially with the 32" tall Olle garden bed or in a garden bed located in a yard with poor drainage. Placing gravel at the bottom of the raised bed will help improve drainage and air circulation. As the soil settles and becomes compacted over time, the rock at the bottom of the bed provides space for excess water to drain away from the roots of the plants.