A concrete raised garden bed is just what you need to have the homegrown herbs and veggies that you desire.
To achieve the perfect concrete raised garden bed, select a location with access to full sunlight or one that receives as much sunlight as possible.
Additionally, the space must be fairly level especially if you are planning to build the concrete raised garden bed on concrete or on some impervious hard surface. Also, you need to ensure that the hard surface that you are building on can handle the weight and moisture of a concrete raised garden bed.
Concrete raised garden beds perform best on surfaces such as concrete, pavers, and asphalt. Another important thing to consider when building concrete raised garden beds is the drainage system, especially if you are installing the garden bed on a hard surface. A poor drainage system may cause the roots to drown and the soil to become soggy, which will then hinder the growth of the plants or flowers.
Making drainage holes on the raised garden bed can help to eliminate excess moisture from the bed. This is why it is a good idea to place the concrete garden bed on top of grass so that the excess water can escape through the drain holes and drain into the ground.
You can use either concrete blocks or cinder blocks to build your concrete raised garden bed. In case you have a large space in your yard, you can build several concrete beds of the same size or different sizes if you want a unique garden.
Also, ensure that the concrete garden beds are not too wide so that you can reach all the plants including those that are in the middle. Leave some space between the garden beds to have enough room to move around them when gardening.