Raised beds are a great way of way of boosting drainage and can be used to introduce a different soil type to your garden. They are used for growing a wide range of plants, including fruit and vegetables. They are a useful way to garden if you have restricted mobility, as they reduce the need to bend.
The allure of raised garden beds is not new, and although they are impressive focal points, their origins are much more practical than aesthetic. Raised beds were initially created to deal with problems like poor or rocky soil, no soil, poor drainage, erosion issues and soil compaction. It used to be that raised beds were constructed primarily from wood — but no more. Today there are many stylish and practical materials to use in addition to wood, like concrete, stone and even steel.