SOURCE: Gardener's Supply Company

Gardener's Supply Company

May 03, 2017 10:54 ET

Get up off the Ground: When Gardening is Just Not in the Cards, Some Solutions from Gardener's Supply Company

BURLINGTON, VT--(Marketwired - May 03, 2017) - Not everybody has a perfect garden bed in a sunny spot next to their house. In fact, lots of gardeners don't even have a house. And those who do may face various hurdles like mobility issues or space limitations. But plenty of people get the many benefits of gardening in spite of these obstacles. And it's not a big mystery how they do it. They "get up off the ground," using elevated raised beds.

"These beds are waist high, so elevated raised beds are easier on the back and the knees and even cut down on weeding and pests," says Gardener's Supply Company spokeswoman Claudia Marshall.

Gardener's Supply recently asked gardeners currently using elevated raised beds -- like the 2x4 Elevated Cedar Planter Box -- why they do -- and here are some of the survey responses:

  • "Something at waist height that was very low maintenance sounded fun…and easy. And it has been!"
  • "It was easy to put together and fill. Planting and watering is a snap, no pests, no weeds!"
  • "My wife and I are in our 70's and it just makes it easier for us to do what we enjoy! We have four of the planter boxes now and are planning on two more at the end of the season for next year."

Marshall adds: "Some of these beds have casters so you can move them into a sunny spot -- and some have a large enough capacity that you can have a huge harvest of vegetables or flowers. And most of our cedar raised beds and elevated raised beds are made here in Vermont."

Gardener's Supply Company's elevated cedar raised beds start at $199 and come in several shapes and sizes.

"Even regular raised beds cut down on pests and weeds," adds Marshall. "And yes, we sell those too," she smiles, "in a lot of different sizes and colors."

About Gardener's Supply Company
Founded in 1983, Gardener's Supply Company is a 100% employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its innovative gardening products, online gardening content and progressive management style. Gardener's Supply is also a Certified B Corporation and donates 8-percent of its profits to charity. www.gardeners.com

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