Raised Garden boxes are great for growing vegies, flowers, trees, ornamental grasses, shrubs, just about anything that can grow! There are many benefits to adding garden boxes to your diy landscape project.
Typically people think that garden boxes are for well, gardens. But a well-constructed garden box is very versatile and can add beauty, dimension and interest in any landscape or hardscape area, even your park strip!
Raised garden boxes help keep pathway weeds from your garden soil, reduce soil compaction, provide good drainage, and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. The sides of the beds keep your valuable garden soil from eroding or washing away during heavy rains. In many regions, gardeners are able to plant earlier in the season because the soil is warmer and better drained when it is above ground level.
Garden boxes are also ideal for square foot gardening. You can create a very productive high yield vegetable garden in a small space. This enables you to easily adapt to the amount of space you have. If you have areas in your yard that are sunny all day, you could put a box there for vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, onions and other sun loving plants. If you have a fairly shady spot, you could add in a box for cooler plants like lettuce, peas, broccoli, basil, etc. By combining the versatility of garden boxes and the high density capability, you can extend the growing season if you have multiple garden boxes in the various eco. You could grow cooler vegetables early in the season in the sun and then plant them in the shade for continual enjoyment through the summer, then again in the sun for fall.
Not only are garden boxes functional, they are also interesting and beautiful, especially if you add a variety of colors and types of plants. Planting Zinnias and other bright colored flowers in with your vegetables keeps your boxes lively and can offer some sun protection to sensitive plants. Klik DIY garden boxes come in a variety of sizes and materials to suit your diy project.
We offer pre-built boxes in redwood, steel, and composite in standard sizes of four feet wide by eight, ten or twelve feet long and twelve inches high. We can also custom build them to any size that you desire. If you would prefer, we also offer Belgard stone for a beautiful do it yourself garden box that you can construct to your desired size, color and style.