Lots of wooden seedbeds with rich soil on a gravel area outdoors.

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Lots of wooden seedbeds with rich soil on a gravel area outdoors.

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer There are many reasons to create raised beds in the landscape or garden. Raised beds can be an easy remedy for poor soil conditions, such as rocky, chalky, clay or compacted soil. They are also a solution for limited garden space or adding height and texture to flat yards. Raised beds can help deter pests like rabbits. They also can allow gardeners with physical handicaps or limitations easy access to their beds. How much soil goes in a raised bed depends on the bed height, and what will be grown. Continue reading for more information on raised bed soil depth. About Soil Depth for Raised Beds Raised beds can be framed or unframed. Unframed raised beds are often called berms, and are simply garden beds made of mounded up soil. These are most commonly created for ornamental landscape beds, not fruit or vegetable gardens. Unframed

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