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Raised Garden Beds For Australian Properties | Gardenscapes

11-Sep-2020

How to Build a Successful Raised Garden Bed

Raised garden beds and planter boxes are the perfect choice for vegetable gardens and plants.

Australian gardeners consistently find that these beds offer a range of benefits to their property and produce.

Here are some key points to remember when constructing these planters.

Garden beds can be made with concrete or timber sleepers or pre-fabricated steel.

Ensure you place drainage material in the bottom of the bed, ideally gravel or hardwood chip. This will ensure the growing media doesn’t become waterlogged

Use a premium organic soil (such as Gardener’s Choice or Premium Potting Mix) to allow the right balance of moisture retention and fertilisers.

Once planted or seeded, apply sugar cane mulch on top of soil to prevent evaporation and crusting of soil surface.

Once harvest is complete, turn remaining mulch into soil and replant. You may need to apply topical fertiliser for subsequent harvests.

Discover the Benefits of a Raised Bed

Raised garden beds and planter boxes are a great way to utilize space in your garden as well as elevating plants to a manageable level. Garden beds and planter boxes can be constructed with concrete or timber sleepers, prefabricated steel, masonry link blocks, molded fiberglass and even re-purposed material like old corrugated iron, pool surrounds and bathtubs.

 

Top Tips You Need To Know

Here are some key points to follow to get those veggies and plants thriving!

When you place drainage material in the bottom of the bed and drill some outlets around the base, this will make sure the soil doesn’t become waterlogged, resulting in ‘wet feet’ and stunting plant growth.

Use a premium organic soil to allow the right balance of moisture retention and fertilisers to ensure steady plant growth.

Once planted or seeded, apply a layer of sugar cane or Lucerne mulch on top of soil. This will prevent evaporation and potential ‘crusting’ of soil. Crusting will prevent water from spreading through and seeping into the soil and render it hydrophobic.  

Mulch will breakdown and feed into the soil acting as a soil sweetener. Lucerne mulch will add nitrogen. 

In the case of vegetables, once your first harvest is complete, turn over the soil and mulch, replant and add topical fertiliser as necessary and re mulch.

Planter boxes can be topically fertilized as growth and health dictates.

Find Everything You Need for the Perfect Planter

When it comes to creating raised garden beds and planter boxes, Gardenscapes offers every item you require.

We’re known through Brisbane as the landscape centre of choice, offering the timber, drainage, and soil you need, at prices that offer genuine value for money.

Why not visit our stores in Morayfield and Deception Bay, or contact one of the experts on our team to discuss your next project.

 

 



 

 

 


         



 


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