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Raised garden beds and elevated planters work well to contain soil from eroding, keeping weeds under control, and minimizing diseases that impact soil quality. Maintaining your garden also becomes less time consuming so you can make changes more quickly to prepare for seasonal changes.
Light and well-drained soil has the benefit of increased aeration and microorganism activity. By reaching across a raised garden bed, you will reduce the risk of compacting the soil.
Raised garden beds and elevated planters are also ideal if you find gardening difficult due to back and knee pain.
There are many raised garden bed kits available so that you can build a custom layout to fit your space. Cedar is a common wood used for raised garden beds because it is naturally rot resistant.
Tiered raised garden beds allow you to organize your plants by height. Taller plants are grown on the bottom.
If you are working with a small space or live in an apartment, you may find that an elevated planter will work best. You can arrange them to fit decks and patios.