Raised Garden Beds: Material Choices That Are Best


Raised garden beds have certainly been trending and only seem to be on the rise. You can find pictures of houses with raised beds in almost every single magazine and design website. It’s not really hard to see why, they are chic, elegant, and you can plant whatever you like in them. There are many different options when it comes to choosing ones for your home. The material you choose is really important, each one has it’s pro’s and con’s so it’s important to know what material best suits the look you’re going for and your needs. Below we will be going over a few different materials that you can find raised beds made from hopefully making your decision a lot easier.

Raised Beds


Some great pros of wood include that they are relatively easy to install and they are widely available. They look great in contemporary gardens as well as modern gardens because you can change the way look. The construction can differ so you get a lot of different looks that go with a lot of different styles. Not only are they easily available but they are also a lot cheaper than some other materials making it a great choice for someone on a budget. Wood, if left untreated will rot so you need to protect it to make it last. Even so, it still won’t last forever so you will need to replace it at some point.


Concrete, unlike wood, will last a long time if it is installed properly. They work well with a range of styles which include traditional and contemporary. If you are worried about the bland, plain look of normal concrete you can tint them to match the look and colour of your home better. While they will last a long time, they also come with a hefty price tag, this is not so good for someone who is on a tight budget. It may not be the right choice for someone who hasn’t found their forever home either as moving them can be heavy and a lot of work.


This is also a great choice for someone looking to add a more permanent addition to the yard, which once again might not suit everyone. Luckily the supplies for masonry are available anywhere and can look really great. While the supplies are available, buying them already made is a little hard. Most of the time you will have to hire someone to do this for you which can cost a lot more than the pre-made raised beds on the market.


Last but not least is cinderblock which is great because it is easy to assemble. You can stack them any way you like to any desired height which is what makes them so great. You can give them a surface treatment if you want them to look more polished or leave them unfinished for a rustic, rugged look. Cinderblock is also fairly inexpensive so you can set them up anywhere and not feel bad if you decide to move. They fit a lot of different themes and look great in any yard.