April 30, 2018

Build a raised flower bed

Thinking of re-vamping your garden this Spring? Add layers and interest to your garden with a raised flower bed.

Adding height to your garden creates and illusion of depth to your outdoor space, and raised flower beds are an ideal area for plant growth as they;

• Improve the drainage
• Increase soil temperature
• Provide the option to use different types of soil
• Are easier to access

When building a raised flower bed, there are many material options available to create layers in your garden, which allow you to create the perfect design for your garden space.

For a natural look, timber sleepers are the ideal solution. Rustic sleepers offer a style which looks like it has been a part of a garden for years or oak sleepers offer a more modern approach.


A traditional option Timberstone sleepers can be used with the matching posts or for something more contemporary, Exilis cladding allows you to bring different colours and textures into your outdoor space.

Don’t forget your compost, decorative bark, gravel, slate or pebbles to finish the look.

For more advice on the right materials to add interest to your outdoor space, visit your local MKM branch.