Greenes Raised Garden Bed is cedar panels used to enclose sections of your yard. These kits come in different dimensions, but this review is for the four (4) feet by eight (8) feet by 10.5 inches square garden bed kit. Panels slide easily into the posts. Kits can be combined to increase height or expand dimensions. This Raised Garden Bed is made in the USA of chemical-free cedar wood.
Product Features and Specifications
- Measures 96 x 48 x 10.5 inches and weighs approximately 49 pounds
- Comes with twenty-one (21) panels or boards, six (6) posts for each corner, six (6) decorative tops with screws for each post and instructions in every package
- Uses 100% chemical free, naturally rot resistant and insect resistant cedar grown in the USA
- Easy to assemble as each panel slides smoothly to the corner posts to form a frame.
- Needs a screwdriver only for the attachment of the decorative tops.
- Stackable to create a 21 inch tall garden bed; but you need to purchase another kit
When I was planning the layout of our yard, I considered using raised garden beds as recommended by my landscape designer. These frames come in different shapes, but the Raised Garden Bed comes in a square frame. I bought four kits because I wanted to combine them to create shapes other than a square. They are great for varying heights too. Such a project can be quite expensive, but this product gave me the creative freedom in designing my raised garden. It is important to remember that although this product looks like a plant container, it really is constructed differently. A container is also enclosed, but they have a bottom base like a planter or box. Raised gardens are placed on top of the ground of the area to be planted.
I personally, really like the look of my yard today thanks to this Raised Garden Bed. There are specific benefits that most home gardeners would appreciate:
Growth Booster- A raised bed garden is best used to plant chillies, sweet peppers, and eggplants. With a raised garden, sunlight reaches the soil faster. The plants are able to receive ample sunlight. This makes the plants grow faster. For the gardener, it means being able to plant earlier and to extend its growing season.
Weed Prevention – Those with weed problems in their yards will be happy with Raised Garden Bed. The soil in my yard is fairly dry and unfortunately, weeds have the tendency to grow on it. After setting up the garden beds, it was very noticeable that the soil in them are not as compact and are a little moister than the surrounding soil outside. The garden beds helped the soil retain water better. Plants started to grow without weeds sharing their soil.
Insect Repellant – these Raised Garden Beds are made of natural cedar. This type of wood is known as natural insect repellants. This product kept plant-eating pests, slugs, and snails off my vegetable garden. I harvested a lot of gorgeous capsicum peppers, so much so that my neighbors asked what I put in my fertilizer. They were amazed to hear that it was just the usual compost plus the raised garden beds from Greene’s.
Even with all the benefits, there are a few things that you might not like about Greenes Raised Garden Bed. It is actually a good thing to find out what the issues are so that you can work out the best way to resolve them. Please take into account the following:
Does Not Look Nice – If you are looking to make your yard look beautiful, this Raised Garden Bed might not look very appealing at first. In fact, off the box, the product actually looked quite flimsy and unpolished. When you follow the set up instructions and use it properly, however, you will not be disappointed with the results.
Expensive But Definitely Worth Every Penny – Although the product is quite on the expensive side, it really is worth the money that you spend for it. As it’s available in kits that can be assembled and combined or stacked, you can choose to buy as few or as many as you need in your garden. You can plot your layout and then choose your kits accordingly.
Just like any product, Greenes Raised Garden Beds have their own share of pros and cons. Overall, the benefits definitely outweigh the downsides. I thought it would be difficult to install the Raised Garden Bed, but I was able to make one in forty minutes. The raised garden beds created the perfect environment for my plants to grow. It is not really the raised garden beds that will give your garden that rustic look. It’s actually the thriving plants in your garden beds that will make your yard look good. The great thing about this product is that it is so easy to purchase online. Just a few clicks and you can have your product delivered to your doorstep.
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