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Advantages of Wooden Raised Garden Beds


I love gardening, and when I was a kid, that meant growing vegetables in the ground. As an adult with a tiny backyard and limited resources, I decided to build my own raised garden bed. I used cedar planks cut into 12″x12″ squares, so they’re easy to assemble without using any tools or special skills. This project is so simple that even if you have no experience building things at all (like me!) you can still make one yourself!

Awesome aesthetic

  • You can build raised beds out of any type of wood—lumber, cedar, pine, or treated lumber will all work. This means you have a lot of options when it comes to style and appearance. The wood can be stained or painted to match your existing landscape design, or you can use natural colors like gray or white to reflect light into your home during winter months.
  • Raised garden beds don’t take up much space on their own since they’re elevated off the ground; however they can become focal points in a yard due to their attention-grabbing nature! For example: if someone’s first impression upon entering our yard was seeing our colorful patio chairs then perhaps next time they’ll notice our nice lawn furniture set too 🙂
  • No matter what kind of weather we get here in Colorado it could always be worse so having some kind of barrier between us and harsh conditions (sun/heat) helps keep us cool while working outside during hot summer days.”


Another great reason for choosing wooden over metal or plastic is that you can change its size depending on what kind of plants you want to grow in it (or how many people will be helping themselves). Wooden can also be customized to fit any shape or size as long as there’s enough room in your yard and some elbow grease involved.

Easy to build

Whether you’re a DIYer or not, you can build a raised garden bed in your backyard. There are a lot of different ways to approach the project:

  • Buy a kit and follow the directions. Many manufacturers sell kits with everything included, from the wood to even the tools needed for assembly. Kits often come with detailed instructions that make it easy for anyone who has some construction experience and knows how to follow directions step by step.
  • Use materials you already have around the house or pick up materials at local hardware stores for cheap prices (and save yourself some money). If you want to save money on buying new supplies, see what kind of pieces of lumber or other materials might be lying around in your garage or shed—you may just need some elbow grease and creativity before they become part of your raised bed!
  • Recycle scrap wood into something useful again by turning them into planters instead of throwing them away! Some lumber companies will let people bring their scraps back so they can reuse them as mulch or compost material instead; this could mean big savings down the road if done correctly!


One of the biggest advantages of raised-bed gardening is that it’s more comfortable than traditional gardening. A raised bed can be a comfortable place to kneel, sit, lie down and even stand when working in it.

When you are kneeling in your garden, you can take advantage of this position by using your knees to help give yourself extra leverage as needed. You will not have to worry about knee pain or injury when working on your garden because the height is correct for this activity!

A raised bed is also good for sitting on while you work through some weeds or pull up some weeds from roots. Being able to sit down and relax makes it easier for you to get those long term tasks done without feeling tired at all!


One of the best things about a wooden raised garden bed is that it’s built to last. Wood is a durable material—it can last for years, and because it’s made of natural materials, you don’t have to worry about exposure to chemicals or other harmful substances. Wooden raised garden beds are easy to maintain: all you have to do is clean off any leaves or debris that fall into them. Since they’re so durable and long-lasting, they can easily be passed down through generations.

Wooden raised garden beds have a lot of great qualities!

Wood has a lot of great qualities that make it easy to set up and maintain.

  • It’s easy to build. Wood is sturdy, so there’s no need for complicated construction techniques or tools; you can just get some lumber and start building your raised bed!
  • It’s customizable. If you’re growing vegetables that need more sunlight than other plants, you can adjust the height of your beds accordingly so only the plants that need lots of sun will be able to grow there. And if you want more space for planting in one part of your garden than another, simply adjust how much soil covers each bed!
  • Beds are comfortable on which to sit while tending to them–and they’re easy access too! There’s nothing better than sitting in nature while enjoying your hard work with friends and family members; especially when they get into helping out too!


The main takeaway from this article is that wooden raised garden beds are a great choice for your garden. They’re organic, flexible, easy to build, comfortable and long-lasting. If you’re thinking about building one yourself then be sure to check out our blog post on how to build them here.

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