Gardening on a raised bed is an option that most people find very beneficial and effective. For one, a raised garden is ideal in an area with space limitations and can be placed almost anywhere. Anyone with a bad back will appreciate the need for a bed at waist height so little bending is required to tend to the bed. When sourcing a garden bed, one of the considerations you need to consider is the material to use for the bed due to environmental implications.
One choice of material you may consider for your raised garden beds is wood. Wooden beds are a popular choice due to their low cost and quick and simple installation. Treated pine is one of the most popular types due to its ability to withstand white ants and outdoor weather conditions. Wooden beds are generally fixed in position.
The Allure of Zincalume Steel
Zincalume steel is basically zinc coated steel. A Zincalume steel garden bed offers a viable solution when you are looking for an environmentally-friendly way to garden. A bed of Zincalume steel is strong and will last several years. It is also lightweight, which makes it easy to move from one area to another.
Colorbond® Steel Beds
Colorbond® steel provides an exceptional material for raised garden beds. The most important motivation for considering a steel bed is its durability. Steel can withstand harsh conditions and constant exposure to the climate in Perth. Limited only by your design choice and imagination, you can have a steel bed looking exactly the way you desire with different colours and patterns available to suit your tastes and style.
Both Zincalume and Colorbond® steel provide plants with a barrier from pets. It also makes it less taxing for you to control the weeds when farming on a raised bed. Steel garden beds offer a cost effective solution for raised garden beds due to their strength and longevity.