Gardens come in all shapes and sizes!
What is Geometric Raised-bed gardening?
A raised bed is a garden plot that has been prepared by digging out an area of soil and replacing it with new, fertile topsoil. The term “raised” refers to the beds being higher than surrounding areas; they may be as much as several feet tall or more. Raising the beds allows for easier access to plants growing in them, especially when harvesting vegetables from above ground level. These gardens are given a beautiful shape with Contructing materials to provide subtlety and beauty. The symmetry of the Garden is maintained by these geometric shapes.
An Overview on Geometric Beds
In this type of garden, the beds are typically constructed from materials like rocks, bricks, logs, stones, etc., and they’re often filled with organic matter before planting begins. They also have an elevated surface so that water drains away more quickly. This allows for better drainage and less erosion. In addition, it’s easier to keep weeds out because there isn’t as much ground area available for them to grow into.
Steps to Follow :
1. Choose a location.
2. Measure the Location
3. Prepare the space.
4. pick up the perfect soil
5. Build the desired design.
6. Plant your Garden.
Some Unique Geometric Designs of Raised bed Gardens
1. Ochre Rounds
These curved metal planters are made of weathering steel, an alloy that corrodes only on the surface for a warm rusty finish.
Cost to build it: 30-by–inch Custom Corten Round Planter, $800;
2. Keyhole Bed
The 20-inch-high walls of this U-shaped, western red cedar kit-built bed put plants within easy reach. An add-on fence raises the outside to a deer-discouraging 67 inches tall and doubles as trellis support.
Cost : $1,849.
3. Formal Finish
The solid stain on these custom frames makes a pleasing contrast with the pea-gravel pathways. To minimize upkeep, make the sides out of rot-proof, cedar decking, and use 4×4 cedar posts for the corners, topping them with ball finials cast from polyurethane foam.
Cost: for a 4-by-12-foot bed kit,$375 each.
4. Exposed Joinery
Just stick the side-board tenons through the mortises in the ends; black locust pegs hold the boards together. You can stack the finished frames as high as you like. Made of white cedar, these boards weather to a soft gray.
Cost: 24-by-72-by-8-inch raised garden bed kits, $100 each;
5. Nordic Cross
The Sienna Nordic Cross 10’x10′ Raised Garden Beds have been specifically engineered to provide you with an easy way to create your own private oasis right outside your door. These raised garden beds will add beauty and functionality to any outdoor space. It has great Capacity and has a perfect geometric shape.
This wood-plastic composite corner has grooves on all sides to join corners and sidewalls, and even to link up with other beds, no screws are required. When stacked, they’re held together with rebar driven through their center holes.
These ABS plastic brackets pivot 270 degrees, allowing you to build beds in interesting, non-rectangular shapes. To stack them, simply insert the built-in stake into the bracket below; slot in boards, and secure with screws.
8. Mortared Masonry
This type of bed will last nearly forever with minimal maintenance but requires a concrete footing poured below the frost line and someone with bricklaying skills to build it. Weep holes every 2 feet or so in the base course to let water drain out.
Cost: $2,000 for a 4-by-8-by-2-foot brick bed .
What are the Benefits of Raised Geometric Gardens?
A number of benefits have been claimed for raised bed gardening:
- It reduces weeding time because weeds cannot grow through the raised beds. This
means there is no need to pull weeds before sowing seeds; instead, you simply sow
seed directly onto the surface of the raised bed.
- Water runoff is reduced as rainwater runs off the sides rather than down the middle
of the bed.
- Soil aeration occurs naturally due to the increased exposure of topsoil to sunlight.
- Geometric Gardens adds up to the beauty of the Garden.
Now an easier way to make your garden beautiful with all the above-mentioned steps. Enjoy gardening!