Raised Garden Beds
A raised garden bed gives Edmonton gardeners opportunities to plant seedlings earlier, keeps soil from eroding and makes gardening chores less time-consuming and more comfortable. Visit Cedar Village to select a natural cedar bed in the size and stain that will maximize your growing space and look great in your backyard.
What You Can Do with a Raised Garden Bed
Reduce the use of chemical insecticides and fertilizers: The cedar sides of your raised garden bed repel many insects, slugs and snails, protecting your seedlings from infestations. The box also keeps the soil you have carefully enriched and composted from being washed away in the rain.
Start seedlings earlier: By keeping garden boxes covered, you can even warm the soil within your raised garden bed, so you can give your vegetables and flowers an earlier start in mid to late spring.
Reduce weeding: A raised garden bed tends to fence out many weeds and the raised edge makes it possible for you to sit comfortably while you weed the bed.
Cedar is the traditional material for raised garden beds because of its resistance to rot and how its appearance complements a garden. Applying a preservative to your cedar raised garden box before filling it with soil will enhance its ability to withstand rot from constant contact with moist soil.
Cedar Village carries both raised garden bed kits and cedar of many lengths for you to build a garden box in exactly the size you want. You’ll find working with cedar especially pleasant since it is lightweight and resistant to cracking and splitting. Building a cedar garden box can be a very easy and rewarding weekend project, even if you are not a very experienced builder. Get your garden off to a great start at Cedar Village!