They Help With Weed ControlThe benefit to a raised bed is that you are building it above ground and can create any barrier you would like for against the weeds. You can lay down a weed guard in between the garden and your ground, which will help prevent weeds from starting. We offer a Dyna-Mix Raised Bed Media, which is free from soil diseases, insects, and weed seeds!
They Aid with Pest ControlBetween deer, squirrels, ground hogs, invasive bugs, and armadillos, there are many pests in the Lake area that can be dangerous for your garden. Many of these pests will dig your garden up searching for bugs and food, leaving your plants in the wake of the disaster. A raised bed can help inhibit the ability they have of getting in your garden, and you can also install covers that keep these same varmints out.
You Can Use Better SoilIf you plant your garden directly in the ground, you are subject to whatever dirt is already there. You can try to supplement with better dirt, but you will find it difficult to completely rid yourself of the dirt you started with. In many cases, the dirt in your yard is not ideal for gardening, and will not produce the best harvest for your produce. You can count on our Dyna-Mix Raised Bed Media to provide your plants with the correct food, and when used in a raised bed your plants will thank you.
They Can Produce Higher YieldsBecause you can use an appropriate soil in your raised bed, you may find that you are able to have higher fruit and vegetable yields than traditional row gardens. Here are just a few reasons that you will love working with Dyna-Mix:
- Light and friable texture make it easy to work
- Roots grow vigorously in the oxygen-rich mix
- Good drainage while retaining water in root zone
- Contains our tried and proven blend of compost, rice hulls and peat moss
- We have developed these blends with months of experimentation in our greenhouses and in our raised beds. They have proven to be the best.
- Dyna-Mix is so workable; planting and harvesting can be done with your hands
- Makes gardening more enjoyable and easier
- Crops will be healthier and yields will increase
Raised Beds Are Adaptable and FrugalBecause a raised bed doesn't require dirt beneath it, you can adapt it to your circumstances. You can set them up high if you don't want to be bent over, or you can build them in shapes that are most convenient for you. They can also help to aid you in being frugal with your seeds. In a normal garden, you would scatter seeds everywhere and then thin the plants out. In a raised bed you will only plant the amount of seeds that you need - thus saving your supple for years to come!
You can Enjoy a Longer Growing SeasonThe amount of time you spend gardening depends on the temperature of the soil. The ground in a small box will heat up faster than the ground under the lawn, meaning you can garden longer! It's also relatively easy to create a cold frame for a raised garden bed to make your gardening season even more!
Baker Creek Seeds at the Lake of the Ozarks, these heirloom seeds are well known throughout the country for their delicious flavor and beautiful colors, all while not being genetically modified! Come visit us today to learn how easy it would be for you to start your own raised bed.