Gardening is a great activity that comes with so many
benefits, but it also comes with a lot of challenges. Any option that gives you
the opportunity to overcome some of the challenges that gardening presents is a
If you get tired of dealing with garden problems, there is a
solution that will help you to enjoy your time in the garden more!
Raised Beds in the
Raised beds are boxes that are built and filled with soil
and plants. Raised beds are becoming more and more popular because they help to
overcome garden challenges while defining specific garden space. They are ideal
in both small and large areas. They add interest to the landscape. They also
help you to make the most out of the space that you have.
It is a very simple solution that can deliver a lot of
benefits. A raised bed can:
- Make for easier access
- Take the strain off your back
- Reduce the need to weed
- Reduce the amount of water required
- Keep pests to a minimum
- Make harvesting easier
- Help you to control the soil
Raised beds are a great solution for a wide range of
challenges that we face in the garden. You will not have to kneel or stoop over
to manage the garden, which can help to keep you from straining your back.
The soil is contained inside the “garden box” so you can
better control the moisture in the soil. You will lose a lot less water to
runoff. Weeds and garden pests are easier to control when your garden is not
planted directly into the ground soil.
They are also a barrier that helps to keep kids and pets out
of the garden and to keep your plants from getting trampled by accident.
Harvesting vegetables grown in a raised bed is easier. You
won’t have to dig around or bend down; the delicious fruit and vegetables will
be readily available.
One of the things that many gardeners must deal with is soil
that is subpar. Soil is critical to a healthy garden. It can be very frustrating trying to get your
soil just right. When you amend your ground soil, you must deal with runoff and
things that are out of your control. With a raised bed, it is a lot easier to
control the quality of your soil because the soil is contained.
Sounds Great! But…
Raised beds sound like the perfect solution until you start
to think about the work that goes into creating raised beds and the expense.
You will have to have at least some skill set working with wood and tools to
complete the job.
Depending on the size of the area that you want to place
your beds, lumber can get expensive. You will have to be able to cut the lumber
to the right size, then figure out how you will join the lumber. You will also
have to set aside the time to do the construction.
Ultimately, you will wind up more stressed trying to build
the beds than you are dealing with your garden woes in the first place, but do
not give up hope. There is an easy way that anyone can build sturdy raised beds
that are aesthetically pleasing and require no tools!
It is okay to take the easy way out sometimes!
Pallet Collars Are
Most people are very familiar with pallets. They are used to
ship and store goods by most manufacturers across a wide range of industries.
Wooden pallets are also favorite of DIY fans that recycle them into everything
from planters to whole furniture sets.
Pallet collars are not quite as familiar (unless you live in
Sweden and other areas that have taken the pallet collar raised bed idea and
really run with it). Pallet collars are boards that are hinged together on all
sides to create a box. They are used to add walls to a standard sized pallet,
although they do come in custom sizes.
These collars are durable and easy to use. You do not even
need to know how to use hand tools like a screwdriver to build with them.
What does all this have to do with gardening? Pallet collars
are the way to go to build your raised beds, without tools, without the skill
set, without cutting lumber and without the cost of lumber! They fold flat for
easy storage then open to create boxes. You simply stack them as high as you
want to create an easy access raised garden bed!
They are also affordable. You get the results that you want
for your garden without having to deal with building your own walls.
Just Fill Them with
You can order your pallet collars here and simply stack them together in any configuration you want. Just add soil to the interior of the box to fill the bed up and you are ready to start growing a beautiful garden.
The time it takes to design and build a raised bed area
using pallet collars is less than an hour!
Customize the Look
You can add your own customizations to the pallet collars
before you build the boxes. Painting them different colors will add to the
décor value. Stenciling on letters is also a great way to add a little custom
feature to your garden.
There are quite a few ways that you can customize a raised
bed to show off your unique style.
To extend the life of the pallet collars, it is a good idea
to apply stain to the wood. It will not only help to protect the wood, but it
will also give your garden a more finished look.
You can also line the boxes with some weed/moisture barrier
material to help even further improve moisture retention and to keep wayward
seeds from other plants finding their way into the box.
Make Gardening Easier
Make this season one of the most successful gardening seasons yet by getting some pallet collars and raising your gardens!