Raised beds are basically there to the garden maintenance easier to do. But every material and every possible construction has its own special characteristics. If you choose stone or wood, you have to expect more time and resources for the installation. The construction takes longer with these, but the final results are considered upscale and environmentally friendly.
In our opinion, you should always opt for these two options. But sometimes, when time and resources are lacking, you can also choose plastic or metal. Raised beds of these materials are made with prefabricated parts. They are also easy to set up, so suitable for beginners in gardening and not so talented installers. The investment is not that big. If you gain a bit of experience, after a few seasons you can set off your plastic raised beds by such stone or replace wood.
Plastic raised beds make gardening child’s play
The advantages of raised beds made of plastic
We have already mentioned its advantages – the easy installation. But there are others too: the plastic of the raised beds is designed to meet the special needs of gardening. It insulates the heat and extends the gardening season. You also have a great variety of colors and even patterns.
Last but not least, the material is weatherproof. This opens up several possibilities with regard to the aesthetic design.
You install most plastic raised beds in minutes
Special features of the installation
For the Installation of a plastic raised bed you do not need a kit. However, you can not do without a floor grid. Pay attention to the many possibilities with the accessories. This can provide additional heat insulation. Very popular in this regard, the heat hoods. Other accessories protect the plants without additional measures against vermin. It is also possible to build in height or raise the bed above the ground on four posts.
There are different possibilities in shapes and colors
Varying forms and combinations with other materials
Finally, you can experiment with the raised beds made of plastic with different shapes. You simply have to choose one of the most suitable models on the market. Very often plastic and other materials are combined. This is especially true when using accessories.
These options, ease of use and the other enumerated benefits make plastic raised beds very popular. According to some, they are currently the modern option for our gardening par excellence.