Why I Chose Raised Garden Beds?
Hey pretty girl! Welcome back to the blog! I told you…I told you…being at home was going to at least have me blogging a little more regularly. Here I am with another post for the Deeply Rooted series!
So, there are definitely a few different types of gardens. I want to talk to you about why I chose raised bed gardens.
- First and foremost, I have a little doggie. Her name is Kinley. She a little 8 lb. Chorkie (Yorkie Chihuahua) and I didn’t want her to get into the garden. You know how dogs can be 😉
- Second, I didn’t really want to ruin the landscape in my yard in the chance that I didn’t like gardening or I got discouraged. I like that raised bed gardens give you options to make your garden aesthetically pleasing.
- Third, I’m a girly girl…like a real girly girl. I love pretty things. Although having your own garden is a beautiful thing conceptually, they aren’t always that pretty realistically. This is just a preference thing for me. I really fell in love with the idea of having my backyard remain my backyard while having my functioning garden look pretty. I actually went outside of the traditional wood raised garden beds and went with galvanized steel garden beds. I chose this design for three reasons: 1) I love galvanized steel. I think it’s really pretty. I had also purchased some steel and copper garden labels that I thought would go really well with any garden I chose. 2) I’m a single girl. No boyfriend, no husband. While I like the look of wood; cutting it, drilling holes in it, measuring it, lifting it, etc…would have made me dependent on someone else and I didn’t want to do that. 3) Once I decided that I was going with a pre-fab design, I saw the galvanized raised bed gardens on Amazon and I was sold! Not only that, they were 12″ high instead of the traditional 8″ high. This was a bonus for the Kinster and I. Having the beds 12″ off of the ground would make jumping in the garden a little less desirable for her.
- Last but not least, I was kind of afraid of losing my fruit to animals and/or weeds and such. I felt like the raised beds would kinda alleviate a little bit of that concern. I like in a semi-rural area and we get all kinds of animals, rodents, etc. out here…so I wanted to stay clear of that as much as possible.
That’s about it! I hope your enjoyed reading this post. I hope that it makes your look into raised garden beds for your own garden.
Here are some links to some raised garden bed options on Amazon!
’til next time! xox Robyn