Is it worth buying ready-made polymer-coated beds: their advantages and disadvantages

By SSPDaily editionMar 7, 2024 20:05 PMGarden
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Is it worth buying ready-made polymer-coated beds
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Have you thought about buying ready-made polymer-coated beds? SSPDaily has learned more about their advantages and disadvantages, which you should consider before making an informed choice.

Advantages of polymer-coated beds

  • Convenience

Ready-made beds eliminate the hassle of construction, searching for suitable materials and erecting sides. It is enough to prepare the site, install the beds and fill them with fertile soil with additives.

  • Durability

Galvanized steel with a polymeric coating provides protection against corrosion, rot and rust. These beds can withstand heavy watering, snowfall, and rain.

  • Protection against pests

Some models are equipped with a metal mesh bottom that prevents pests such as moles from damaging plants. High sides also protect the crop from rodents.

  • Aesthetic appeal

The polished appearance of these ready-made beds adds beauty to the garden and complements the overall landscape. The polymer coating can be of different shades, but most often it is brown, yellow and green.

Disadvantages of polymer-coated beds

  • Cost

Ready-made beds are expensive, which makes them a significant investment, especially if you need several of them. For more economical options, you can use old boards, slate, or other materials.

  • Heat absorption

Metal beds that are exposed to direct sunlight heat up, which can lead to burns on physical contact and negatively affect plant growth. Therefore, care should be taken when working with such heated surfaces.

  • Maintenance

Although the durability of metal beds is generally higher than that of wooden structures, they can rust over time.

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