34 Striking and Easy-to-Build DIY Raised Garden Beds Ideas for Improved Yield

Elevated bed gardening is an old concept that is practiced in areas receiving heavy rainfall. This method of gardening proves to be ideal for growing vegetables such as onions and carrots. The modern raised garden beds are protected with frames constructed from materials such as bricks, timber or concrete blocks containing good soil and organic matter. The raised garden beds help in retaining moisture and prevent the growth of the annoying weeds. With these innovative DIY raised garden beds ideas create a suitable garden bed for growing your veggies.

What is the Purpose of Building Raised Garden Beds?

Raised garden beds are not only suitable for growing vegetables over waterlogged grounds but there is a host of reasons for building these raised garden beds. Some of the reasons are as follows:

  • It is easier to prevent the grass from encroaching on the raised garden beds than the ground level beds.
  • The elevated garden bed soil warms up faster during the spring months and drains water quickly after the rain.
  • Being elevated there is no chance of stepping on the soil of the growing area of the garden bed and thereby the soil does not become compacted.
  • Raised beds even help in thinning, planting, harvest and weeding.
  • They act as a barrier to annoying pests, such as snails.
  • The raised garden beds allow good circulation of air around roots. Proper aeration is necessary to maintain a balance between the anaerobic and the aerobic bacteria that plays various roles in enhancing the fertility of the soil.

Different Types of Materials You Can Use to Build Raised Garden Beds?

The frame of the raised garden beds can be built from an array of materials, such as wattle, sandbags, planks with rebar, logs and concrete blocks.

Explore the fresh and striking DIY raised garden beds ideas for building your garden bed with good drainage, better yield and for safeguarding from pests.

A few measured out wooden planks and basic carpentry tools are all that's required to make these spacious raised garden beds for your greens.

A few measured out wooden planks and basic carpentry tools are all that’s required to make these spacious raised garden beds for your greens.

A simple DIY raised garden bed. These do not take long to be made and even with basic carpentry skills and a few supplies you can make these for your yard.

A simple DIY raised garden bed. These do not take long to be made and even with basic carpentry skills and a few supplies you can make these for your yard.

Amazingly simple and neat raised garden beds using pallets.

Amazingly simple and neat raised garden beds using pallets.

Cinder blocks are widely and easily available at pretty affordable rates. You can DIY this cinder block raised garden bed for many different kinds of produce.

Cinder blocks are widely and easily available at pretty affordable rates. You can DIY this cinder block raised garden bed for many different kinds of produce.

DIY raised pallet garden bed on wheels using old door frames, wooden crates or pallets and wheels.

DIY raised pallet garden bed on wheels using old door frames, wooden crates or pallets and wheels.

DIY this raised enclosed garden bed with wooden planks and reclaimed wood. The meshing keeps out critters and provides support to climbers, if you plant any.

DIY this raised enclosed garden bed with wooden planks and reclaimed wood. The meshing keeps out critters and provides support to climbers, if you plant any.

Easy, flamboyant and boldly beautiful, this repurposed tire raised garden is a must have! Paint with non-toxic paint if you want to grow veggies and edibles.

Easy, flamboyant and boldly beautiful, this repurposed tire raised garden is a must have! Paint with non-toxic paint if you want to grow veggies and edibles.

If you love wine and gardening, this is the best way to DIY raised garden beds. Simply use gravel and potting mix to make this portable raised garden.

If you love wine and gardening, this is the best way to DIY raised garden beds. Simply use gravel and potting mix to make this portable raised garden.

Literally repurpose an old worn out bed to make a raised gareden bed. Layer it up with pebbles for drainage, compost, mulch and potting soil.

Literally repurpose an old worn out bed to make a raised gareden bed. Layer it up with pebbles for drainage, compost, mulch and potting soil.

Repurpose wooden containers to make this wonderful small DIY craised garden bed.

Repurpose wooden containers to make this wonderful small DIY craised garden bed.

simple wooden plank raised bed against the wall house

simple wooden plank raised bed against the wall house

So many ideas for DIY raised garden beds

So many ideas for DIY raised garden beds

Spot the raised garden bed that looks like a basket. What a smart way to recycle old wicker baskets! DIY mosaic for design or paint it any way you like.

Spot the raised garden bed that looks like a basket. What a smart way to recycle old wicker baskets! DIY mosaic for design or paint it any way you like.

These DIY raised garden beds seem to made of narrow wooden planks. You can design raised beds like these with concrete as well.

These DIY raised garden beds seem to made of narrow wooden planks. You can design raised beds like these with concrete as well.

These DIY raised garden beds with garden safe pallets can be completed in a few short hours.

These DIY raised garden beds with garden safe pallets can be completed in a few short hours.

These raised garden beds with reclaimed wood and planks look ultra stylish and very creative. The twigs used as headboards can provide support to climbers or vines.

These raised garden beds with reclaimed wood and planks look ultra stylish and very creative. The twigs used as headboards can provide support to climbers or vines.

This bench cum raised garden bed would look great in your patio. You can DIY this design with a little carpentry skill and some repurposed wooden planks.

This bench cum raised garden bed would look great in your patio. You can DIY this design with a little carpentry skill and some repurposed wooden planks.

This DIY bench style raised garden bed is made with reclaimed benches. You can sit and enjoy the wifts of scent from the flowers growing in thisn

This DIY bench style raised garden bed is made with reclaimed benches. You can sit and enjoy the wifts of scent from the flowers growing in thisn

This DIY Covered Greenhouse Raised Garden Bed is a fantasy for many gardeners living in colder zones.It may not be a beginner level DIY project.

This DIY Covered Greenhouse Raised Garden Bed is a fantasy for many gardeners living in colder zones.It may not be a beginner level DIY project.

This DIY galvanized steel raised bed garden box may look dificult to assemble but it's totally worth the effort for your backyard spring vegetables.

This DIY galvanized steel raised bed garden box may look dificult to assemble but it’s totally worth the effort for your backyard spring vegetables.

This DIY raised garden bed makes great use of wooden pallets. You can make this so as to hide the unsightly gaps under your deck.

This DIY raised garden bed makes great use of wooden pallets. You can make this so as to hide the unsightly gaps under your deck.

This DIY raised garden project might take more than a few afternoons of work, but it's definitely worth it if you love gardening.

This DIY raised garden project might take more than a few afternoons of work, but it’s definitely worth it if you love gardening.

This incredibly easy DIY pallet container raised garden bed looks chic and is just right for a small kitchen garden

This incredibly easy DIY pallet container raised garden bed looks chic and is just right for a small kitchen garden

This raised garden bed is utterly beautiful. You can build this using pallets or planks and place it in the garden of your garden or in any sunny corner!

This raised garden bed is utterly beautiful. You can build this using pallets or planks and place it in the garden of your garden or in any sunny corner!

This raised garden bed made with wooden planks is designed to keep critters like deer, rabbit, squirrels out.

This raised garden bed made with wooden planks is designed to keep critters like deer, rabbit, squirrels out.

This unique raised garden bed is designed with bamboo poles. You can use cylindrical cement blocks for a similar look as well.

This unique raised garden bed is designed with bamboo poles. You can use cylindrical cement blocks for a similar look as well.

This wonderful DIY mini greenhouse raised garden bed can be made with pallets. Use reclaimed wooden frames for the covering with suitable glass.

This wonderful DIY mini greenhouse raised garden bed can be made with pallets. Use reclaimed wooden frames for the covering with suitable glass.

Transform your deck with indoor greens. Repurpose wine crates or fruit containers into raised garden beds for herbs, lettuce or flowering plants.

Transform your deck with indoor greens. Repurpose wine crates or fruit containers into raised garden beds for herbs, lettuce or flowering plants.

Use crates for diy raised garden beds without having to build anything.

Use crates for diy raised garden beds without having to build anything.

Use garden safe pallets to build raised beds wire trellises for vertical gardening

Use garden safe pallets to build raised beds wire trellises for vertical gardening

What a beautiful DIY reclaimed wood raised garden bed. Use old door frames and small wooden planks to build a garden bed like this!

What a beautiful DIY reclaimed wood raised garden bed. Use old door frames and small wooden planks to build a garden bed like this!

What a wonderful way to get creative in the garden. Two ladders provide raised beds for your plants and also demarcates boundaries.

What a wonderful way to get creative in the garden. Two ladders provide raised beds for your plants and also demarcates boundaries.

What lovely raised bed garden containers made out of pointed rocks. You'll need strong glue or cement to hold the rocks together.

What lovely raised bed garden containers made out of pointed rocks. You’ll need strong glue or cement to hold the rocks together.

You'll need carpentry skills and wooden pallets for this artistic DIY raised garden bed. You can place this on your roof top or as a centrepiece in your patio.

You’ll need carpentry skills and wooden pallets for this artistic DIY raised garden bed. You can place this on your roof top or as a centrepiece in your patio.

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