3. Less Weeds
Reduce your weed growth with raised flower beds. Did you know tilling actually creates more weeds? As mentioned before, your garden box saves you from tilling and, therefore, saves your flowers and plants from weeds. Coat your raised bed with mulch in the early spring to kill the weeds that grew during the cold season. If you don’t have mulch, try cardboard or black plastic. When the time comes to plant, all you have to do is simply rake the dead plants and weeds off.
4. Save Your Back
As many gardeners know, weeding, tilling, and planting can cause debilitating back and joint pain. Save your back and build raised flower beds. The beds can be anywhere from 12 inches to 18 inches tall. Summit Turf Services even recommends the raised flower beds for young gardeners who could potentially save their bodies from pain in the future by less leaning, kneeling, and hunching.
5. Take Your Raised Flower Beds With You
Raised flower beds can be temporary. Ready to start gardening but aren’t sure where you will be living in the next few years? Or do you have a lease that prohibits you from growing a garden? A garden box just might be the solution to both situations. Planning is essential, but it is possible to take your garden box with you to your next home. Discuss with your landlord the possibility of a removable, temporary garden box.