The most requested outdoor feature for the 2015 backyard is … (insert drum roll here) the raised vegetable planter. Are you surprised? With so many Canadians are growing their own vegetables at home now, the raised planter has become the must have item. Raised planters have some significant benefits over just plowing out a section in the lawn.
A large portion of weeds that live in our yards travel under the soil via rhizomes (rootlets). With a raised bed, you can place a liner at the bottom of garden cloth to completely prevent new ones invading your soil. Even the weeds that spread via seeds, like dandelions, have a harder time getting over the walls of your garden, providing less competition for your veggies.