Loving Raised Flower Beds

26 Apr 2021

When it comes to our gardens, some of us look out of our windows and find ourselves greeted with a flat space, where not much covers the unattractive fencing, and you have to look down to enjoy everything. For some of us, considering raised flower beds is a style choice, whereas for others it’s more of a necessity when we can longer bend so far to tidy our flowers up.

Why People Love Raised Flower Beds

Raised beds are becoming a more common sight in peoples gardens, and that’s because people love them! Us included.
One of the biggest reasons that many of our customers love them is the ease of access. Not everyone can get down to their ground-level flower beds, meaning that over time they can start to look untidy or full of weeds. You don’t want to see this and neither do we. While we are available for garden maintenance, we appreciate that you may still want to do as much of your own gardening as possible, and we want to help you to be able to do so. Whether you are just a little less flexible, or you are in a wheelchair, we can help to either design and build, or find you the best raised beds for you.
The next great reason to love a raised flower bed is that they help you to raise the level of colour in your garden. Rather than keeping all of the attractive flowers and colour at ground level, you can simply raise it up and enjoy it on multi-levels.

Styles Or Raised Flower Beds

Over the years there has been an increase in the number of raised beds that are ready built and available to fit straight into your garden with minimal effort all round. This includes standard wooden raised beds. These are available with or without a base, the base can stop your roots from spreading to the ground below, but will eventually begin to rot due to the increased moisture, whereas the baseless will allow your plants to truly bed into the ground. These are now widely available in square, hexagon and triangular shapes.
You may also find veg trugs. These raised beds were originally designed to help you grow veg without the need of bending to the ground, and helping you to contain the roots and pests. Also widely available, they can include a net over the top and come in a range of styles and colours. While they may have been intended for veg, the variety makes them a great choice for raised flowers in your garden.
If you are looking for something a little more unique to your garden and space, you might want to consider a brick, raised flower bed. When you opt for a brick-built raised flower bed, you can ensure that not only is it built to purposely fill a specific space, it will also be built to last, and bricks will have a longer lifespan than any wood. However, if you are looking for wooden raised beds to fit that odd space, we can also discuss this with you, as we still think they look great!

For more information on how Abingdon’s, can help you to achieve the raised flower beds that you would like in your garden, please get in touch with us today and we will be happy to discuss this with you. You can also head over to our blogs for a range of other ideas that you might enjoy in your garden.

Abingdon's Complete Garden Service Ltd.,
50 Meadowside,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 5DX
01235 533193