Elevate Your Garden Game: How Raised Beds Can Transform Your Backyard Oasis

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to invest in raised garden beds. 

In the past few years, the popularity of raised garden beds has grown immensely due to their many benefits and styles, making them a favorite element in any garden,” said Vego Garden Blogger Kevin Clark.

Step 1: Choose your bed

Where do you start? How do you know what size, type and shape of raised beds to buy? 

We break it down for you here in our Raised Garden Bed Buying Guide. 

OK, you have agreed that metal raised beds are what you want. Now it’s time to think about how you want it to look. Vego Garden has four collections, including Classic, Novel, Modern, and Advanced beds. If you need help choosing, check out our 3D Garden Planner for suggestions.

Step 2: Assemble your bed

You’ve received your Vego Garden raised bed, and now you have to assemble it. Written instructions arrive with your bed, but if you’re more of a visual person, you can check out our assembly videos here

Step 3: Fill your bed

The bed is built. Now you have to fill it up. “It is important to calculate the amount of soil needed in order to avoid waste and save money,” states our blog “How Much Soil Do I Need for a Raised Garden Bed?”

A simple, sustainable and cost-effective method for filling raised beds is Hugelkultur, a term that comes from a German word. “If we break it down, ‘hugel’ means hill or mound, and ‘kultur’ means culture or cultivation, so it translates to ‘hill culture’,” said Vego Garden Blogger Arietza. 

Here’s how to start your Hugelkultur garden

With that in mind, there are some things to consider before you choose the Hugelkultur method, such as pests, wood type, moisture levels and what you plan on growing in your raised bed. 

“There are many advantages to the Hugelkultur method, including soil quality improvement, minimal maintenance and water retention,” according to our blog titled How to Fill Raised Garden Beds and Save Money.

Step 4: Start planting

Avoid some of these common mistakes before you pop those seeds or seedlings into your raised garden bed. “Most people think they can grow anything in raised garden beds, but this is not exactly true,” states this Vego Garden blog  Seven Beginner Raised Bed Gardening Mistakes to Avoid. “You need to consider the scale and maturity of the plants.”

Step 5: Step it up

You’ve got your beds, you’ve been playing in the dirt, now you’re ready to take it further. 

Vego Garden offers several additions to further enhance your raised garden bed. From soil to seedlings, solar lights to trellises, watering enhancements to cover systems and more - we are here to grow with you.

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