Concept And Function Of Garden Bed
The origin, evolution and development of garden beds:
What is a raised garden bed?
The function of raised garden bed
1、 The origin, evolution and development of garden beds
The history of garden beds can be traced back to ancient Egypt, when people built garden beds with soil and stones and planted various plants. Over time, the design and construction of garden beds become more and more complex and exquisite. In medieval Europe, garden beds were used to grow herbs and edible plants, and became a symbol of wealth and status for nobles. Modern garden beds pay more attention to aesthetics and practicality, and are widely used in private gardens, parks, urban greening and other fields.
2、 What is a raised garden bed?
Raised garden bed is a kind of garden bed with special design. Its central part is higher than the surrounding part. Raised garden beds can be made of a variety of materials, such as wood, stone, brick, etc. Tall plants can be planted in the raised part in the center of the garden bed, while low plants can be planted in the surrounding part.
3、 The function of raised garden bed
Provide better soil drainage
Because the central part of the raised garden bed is higher than the surrounding area, when it rains or watered, the water will naturally flow to the surrounding area. This design can prevent ponding in the garden bed, thus reducing the disease caused by the plant roots soaked in water.
Increase root oxygen supply
Plants need oxygen to breathe, but if the soil humidity is too high, oxygen will be replaced by water, affecting the growth and health of plants. The design of the raised garden bed can increase the ventilation of the soil, thus improving the oxygen supply of the plant roots.
Improve the utilization rate of planting space
Because the central part of the raised garden bed is higher than the surrounding part, tall plants can be planted, while the surrounding part can be planted with low plants. This design can make full use of the planting space of the garden bed without wasting space. In addition, the design of the raised garden bed can also make the plant roots deeper into the soil, so as to better absorb nutrients and water.
The garden bed is easier to manage
The design of raised garden bed can improve soil drainage and ventilation, and reduce the occurrence of diseases and pests. At the same time, the height of the garden bed can also make it easier for gardeners to plant, fertilize, trim and other management operations, without bending or squatting.
Increase the beauty of garden beds
The design of raised garden bed can make the garden bed more three-dimensional and layered, and increase the beauty of the garden bed. Planting tall plants in the center of the garden bed can play a prominent and decorative role, making the whole garden more visually attractive.
In short, the design of raised garden bed can improve soil drainage and ventilation, increase the oxygen supply of plant roots, improve the utilization rate of planting space, make it easier to manage, and increase the beauty of garden bed. If you want to create a beautiful and practical garden, consider the design of a raised garden bed.