Backyard Boxes is easy, low cost and can be used for many years. It is a relatively new technique but has widespread appeal. Backyard boxes were originally designed for use by farmers to allow for root crops, such as corn. They are available as ready-made structures or you can build your own. They are simple, strong and portable and can be moved to suit the size of your garden.
Backyard boxes are raised beds that have been specifically designed to grow a specific type of vegetation, often herbs and vegetables. Raised bed gardening allows gardeners to more easily manage both the soil and the space in their backyards. Backyard Boxes also comes in a wide array of sizes from 2″x2′ Tomato Box’s up to the huge 8′ and 10′ large gardens. The material you choose to build your Backyard Box will be determined by a combination of cost and preference. For example, you may want a wood framing for the Backyard Box, or you may want to go with a solid cement block.
Backyard Boxes has the added benefit of being extremely versatile for backyard gardening. The raised beds can be used for almost any plant that needs a small amount of space, such as tomato plants, herbs and vegetables. The plants can be kept in pots on the bottom of the Backyard Boxes, or in hanging baskets on the side. They will provide year round gardening and pest control, helping to keep your garden free from nasty pests. You can place an outdoor kitchen on the Backyard Boxes too, which adds value to your home when it comes to selling.
Backyard Boxes can be built from a selection of ready to assemble (RTA) materials, or you can create your own design, adding an extra character to your garden. If you are building your own Backyard Boxes, you can use lightweight cedar or redwood for the frames and lightweight pine or cedar wood for the wood panelling. The Backyard Boxes comes ready assembled, so all that is required is the foundation, drainage system, pergola arms and handrails. There is no need to drill holes or prepare the ground for the foundation; the Backyard Boxes pre-drilled for this part of the process. If you wish to do any framing or pergola work, then you will need to hire someone to do this work, as it requires strong back muscles to sit on a frame piece and handle the framing elements of your Backyard Boxes.
As with any gardening project, there are a number of things that need to be considered before beginning. These include selecting the right size Backyard Boxes for your garden, deciding what features you would like to incorporate, and how much space you have to work with. For example, choosing the right Backyard Box for your garden will depend on the number of plants that you want to include. If you only have a small garden, then a Backyard Box may not be the best choice. With an average of five feet between the Backyard Boxes, there should be plenty of room for you to plant three to five plants in a box, depending on their height.
If you have a larger garden, then you may want to consider extending your Backyard Beds across your patio, decking, or outdoor pergola. This will give more extra space in your outdoor living area and add features such as seating and dining areas. The best place to start extending your Backyard Beds is by using two-level pieces that extend from one another at the corners. This will create a frame that will support additional plants that grow taller than the main Backyard Beds.