Replacing your old Raised Beds

Camross, Co. Laois | Replacing Timber Raised Beds |


Overview

Our recent raised beds project in Camross village where we installed 4 Maintenance Free Raised Beds for our client, we started by taking measurements for replacement Raised Beds once taken we could then supply an accurate quote in this case our client wanted us to remove the old timber raised beds.

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Why did the raised beds need replacing?

The Timber Raised Beds had been there for 8yrs and were completely unfit for use as they had decayed over time because of wet rot caused by the damp conditions which is very common in Ireland with our climate offering the perfect conditions for the fungus that causes rot.

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Raised Beds – How Much Soil Do I Need?

Raised Beds – Soil Depth Requirementsraised bed 8

A frequent question we receive in our store is “How tall a raised bed do I need to grow vegetables?”

The ideal height for a raised bed is a matter of preference for gardeners. Considerations include the cost of raised beds, the condition of the soil beneath the bed, soil depth requirements for the intended crop, and especially important to mature gardeners, how much bending over you want to do.

Container gardening also requires gardeners to understand the rooting requirements of different crops. Since gardening containers and planters have bottoms, the soil depth is limited.

These considerations are discussed in the article below, with charts showing the rooting depths needed for different vegetables and the sizes of plants at maturity, which helps to determine the location and spacing of seeds and transplants.
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Why Raised Beds Are Better For Growing Vegetables

Why use Recycled Plastic Raised beds ?: Our Raised beds are made from 100% Recycled (HDPE) plastic using our best selling Tongue & Groove Boards which will never leach chemicals or rot and comes with a 20yr guarantee perfect investment for your gardening needs and great for the environment, keeps out pests and are perfect for drainage, Our Raised Beds are available in all sizes and shapes and can be made to customer specification.

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