Raised garden beds are great for many reasons:
They ensure excellent drainage that so many of Iowa’s favorite plants need. This prevents losing the plant in the winter due to roots sitting in ice for months.
The soil in raised beds warm up more quickly in the spring for earlier planting, blooming, and harvesting.
Raised beds allow you to create perfect soil.
They minimize weeding.
You can really make raised beds out of any material you like-- concrete blocks, wood, recycled bricks, landscape timber, etc. Raised beds only really need to be 4-6 inches high, though those that are a foot or more are great as well. Just make sure they are well anchored and at leas