Do your garden beds have a bottom?
No, we designed our garden beds so they do not have a bottom. It is recommended that they are placed directly on the grass or soil. This allows proper drainage and access for beneficial earthworms to help aerate the soil. All our elevated garden beds have a built-in bottom. Our elevated garden beds model 26020 and 26021 and our terrace garden beds model 26009 and 26010 have a built in bottom.
Can I put my garden bed on a solid surface like concrete?
For proper drainage it is not recommended to place garden beds with no bottom directly on concrete or solid surfaces.
If it is necessary to place the garden bed on a solid surface, we recommend you line the bottom of the garden bed with landscape fabric or other suitable membranes to keep the soil in the garden box.
What is the best location for a garden bed?
For best results it is recommended that you place your garden bed in an area suitable for the plants inside the garden bed. If you are planting vegetables that require a lot of sun it will be important to place the garden bed in an area where you can get maximum sunlight. If you are planting flowers that require shade you will have to place the garden bed in an area so that they will not be damaged by the sun.
Will the sun fade my garden bed?
Our products are designed for long term direct sunlight and will not easily fade over time.
Can I leave my garden bed outside in the winter?
Yes. Our garden beds are constructed using materials that will withstand harsh winters without causing any damage to the garden bed.
How can I keep insects and animals from damaging my plants?
We carry a complete line of bug and shade covers, pest control covers, pop up green houses, frost covers and winter covers that will allow you to protect your plants and extend your growing season. See plant protection for more information.
What is the warranty for NuVue garden beds?
We offer a 5-year warranty against material defects for all our 100% PVC raised garden beds and planters. All other products carry a 1-year warranty against material defects.