When we bought our current place, pretty much the only flat sunny area for growing veggies was the concrete patio. So we built two raised bed boxes directly on top of the patio. Jan 14, 2014 yes you can NEW by: vici i have a useless cement area that is not good as a patio. Being a senior i decided to experiment thinking it definitely would keep down the weeds in between the raised beds. Alternatively, I could put the raised beds directly onto the concrete slab.
I was thinking of building a raised bad along one sid. We have a similar concrete shed base that we have been using as our patio for years. Raised beds can be placed in a number of locations, whether it is in a rooftop patio garden, just off your ground-level patio, or even on top of rock or concrete. If you’re starting with, say, a concrete slab, a gravel patio, or a flat roof, you can’t till into the ground, but you can build a raised bed right on top.
Yet the beauty of building raised beds is that you can grow plants on top of a variety of inhospitable. Yet the beauty of building raised beds is that you can grow plants on top of a variety of inhospitable surfaces, including an old cement foundation, a poolside patio or even a little-used asphalt driveway. Timber raised vegetable bed kits home delivered in the UK delivery for only 2. If your beds are to built on a hard surface like concrete or patio slabs use a sheet of Mypex’ weed control fabric to line the bed. We have an area which is all paved but looks to have a concrete base which I don’t fancy digging up. So I was thinking I could do some diy some raised beds on top of the patio slabs.
Can I Put Raised Beds Onto Concrete?
Raised bed gardening improves drainage, uses space more efficiently, increases yield, and simplifies the control of weeds and pests. Permanent beds can be built of wood, brick, concrete, metal, stone, or plastic. Raised bed planters have a number of advantages: the soil is loose and promotes better plant growth, you can mix your own soil and know what is in it, you can raise the bed to work at waist height, and you can keep weeds at bay more easily. As it is on concrete, what you’re talking about sounds like overgrown container gardening. All my garden is on a concrete base and i have a large raised bed, you’ve just got to remember to leave drainage hole’s in the base, that way you don’t get water logged. Raised bed on concrete patio?