The appeal of raised garden beds is not new, and in spite of the fact that they are great thing you can talk about with your friends, your own garden can bring you many great benefits. Raised beds were at first made to manage issues like poor or rough soil, no dirt, moisture problems, heat issues and soil compaction. It used to be that raised beds were developed principally from wood — but the times have changed. Today there are numerous a la mode and down to earth materials to use.

Wood

This is likely the most well-known material for building raised beds, and maybe one of the most accessible and cheap choices. It is best to use woods that won’t rot away very easily like cedar or redwood, and maintain a strategic distance from woods that are toxic. Even when using safe and not toxic wood you should still put fabric in between your wood and soil just to be sure and prevent anything bad happening to your raised herb garden.

Concrete

The utilization of urban components like cement has grown in popularity as of late. What used to appear as rough and only used on construction can now be chic and even stylish, making concrete an exceptionally adaptable and wanted material for raised garden bed builders.

Cinderblock

Raised beds produced using cinderblock can be built in various different ways. Cinderblocks can be stacked to the fancied stature of the bed, or they can be set up and afterward given a more exquisite look with a surface treatment and decorations. It all depends on your budget and how much time you are willing to invest in your raised garden bed.