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Raised beds

May 15, 2014 | Planting, Raised beds

The benefits of raising your beds

Raised beds are an attractive way to introduce different levels in your garden, but they also offer a practical solution to soil problems.

Raising a bed up allows you to introduce a different soil type to that naturally present in your garden. This enables you to grow plants you wouldn’t normally be able to.

Lime hating plants such as rhododendrons can be grown in raised beds filled with acid soil. They are popular particularly for growing fruit and vegetables and you can boost drainage.

They also help to improve drainage in gardens with a clay soil. If mobility is an issue then raised beds are an excellent solution to reduce having to crouch or bend down.

Raised beds - the benefits of raised beds in your garden by Anderson Norman Landscapes

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