Elevate Your Garden with Raised Beds from Tractor Supply

For years, I dreamed of having my own vegetable garden. I imaged plucking ripe tomatoes fresh from the vine, harvesting crisp peas and tender carrots, and garnishing my salads with just-picked lettuce and radishes. But living in an apartment meant I was limited to a few pots of herbs on my balcony. Once my husband and I bought our first home, I was determined to make my gardening dreams come true! However, I quickly learned that our yard’s compacted clay soil and lack of sunlight would make growing vegetables a challenge.

After doing some research, I discovered raised garden beds are the perfect solution for urban and suburban gardens like mine. By building the garden on top of the existing soil, raised beds provide the loose, fertile, and well-drained soil plants need to thrive. The contained structure keeps the enriched soil neatly in place and prevents weeds from other areas from encroaching on your veggies. And elevated beds make gardening accessible for anyone, eliminating the need to stoop or kneel.

With so many advantages, I was eager to install raised beds in my yard. And I knew Tractor Supply would have high-quality and affordable options to choose from. If you’re also hoping to cultivate a productive raised bed veggie patch this season, here’s everything you need to know about the selection at Tractor Supply.

An Abundance of Choices for Every Gardener

I was thrilled to discover the expansive collection of raised garden beds available at my local Tractor Supply store and online. With so many sizes, shapes, materials and designs, you’re sure to find the perfect beds to suit your space and needs.

Tractor Supply makes it easy to shop for raised beds by grouping their offerings into four main categories:

Wood Raised Beds

The most classic choice, wood is a charming and durable material for raised garden beds. Tractor Supply has several options made from rot-resistant cedar, redwood, pine and spruce. The tongue and groove or lap joint construction provides stability and prevents the bed walls from bowing outward over time.

Wood raised beds have a clean, elegant look that fits in well with any backyard style. Redwood and cedar beds will weather to a silvery gray, while pine and spruce can be painted or stained if desired. Tractor Supply has wood beds ranging from 3 to 10 feet long and 6 to 52 inches tall. You can arrange multiples in various configurations to customize the layout.

Metal Raised Beds

For a contemporary vibe, Tractor Supply offers raised beds constructed from aluminum and galvanized steel. The sleek, angular metal design provides an attractive accent to modern landscapes. These beds have a clean, simple look highlighted by neutral grays and silvers that allow your plants to take center stage.

Metal raised beds offer durability unmatched by wood.They won’t rot, crack or warp, and the metal naturally resists insect damage. Tractor Supply carries several sizes and shapes of metal beds from leading brands like VegTrug and Best Choice Products.

Plastic Raised Beds

If you’re looking for a maintenance-free option, plastic raised garden beds are the way to go. Tractor Supply stocks interlocking configurable beds from brands like Suncast and Step2. These eco-friendly beds are made from durable polypropylene resin plastic to provide sturdiness without the weight of wood or metal.

The modular plastic beds are easy to assemble and rearrange to customized shapes and sizes. Attaching additional units is a simple way to expand your growing space over time. Tractor Supply’s selection includes models from petite 2 x 2 feet up to large 4 x 8 feet beds.

Composite Wood Raised Beds

These attractive and functional beds blend the warmth and aesthetic of wood with the weather-resistance of plastic. Composite wood is made from a mix of recycled plastic and reclaimed wood fibers. Brands like US Leisure and Best Choice Products create raised beds from composite wood that offer increased durability without using pressure-treated lumber.

At Tractor Supply, you can find composite wood raised beds in a selection of subdued color tones that complement any garden environment. The composite material won’t rot, crack, or require maintenance like wood beds. And assembly for most models is quick and easy with interlocking boards or a simple tool-free connection system.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Raised Beds

With Tractor Supply’s wide selection, you’re sure to find raised beds to suit your needs. Here are some key factors to help determine the best size, height, shape and material:

Consider the layout of your space. Measure your available area and sketch a layout to visualize placement. Opt for rectangular beds for ease of access. Locate beds near a water source for convenient irrigation. Ensure you can reach the entire bed from the sides or access points.

Select an appropriate size. Allow adequate space around beds for tending plants – at least 2 feet wide. Size beds for your intended use. For vegetables, beds 4 feet wide or less are recommended to easily reach the center. Consider grouping smaller modular beds together in phases.

Factor in height. Standard bed heights are between 10-18 inches. Choose lower beds (10-12 inches) if you plan to sit or kneel, or have limited mobility. Taller beds (at least 16 inches) are ideal for vegetables and reduce bending.

Match durability needs. If you need only 1-3 years of use, pine or composite wood work well. For longer lifespan, choose cedar, redwood, plastic, metal or composite. Consider your climate – compostes withstand weather fluctuations better than real wood.

Complement your style. Match your beds’ colors and textures to your landscape. Natural wooden beds suit rustic yards, while sleek metal and colorful plastics pop against modern backdrops.

Check growing depth. Leafy greens and herbs do fine in 6 inches of soil. For roots and fruits, aim for at least 12 inches of depth. Some beds can be filled and planted right away, while others require inserting additional lining.

Compare costs. Basic wooden beds run $50-150. Elaborate tiered or freestanding metal beds can cost over $200. Calculate cost per square foot to accurately compare. Factor in cost of soil, lining, and other materials you may need to purchase separately.

With the right information and considerations in mind, I was ready to start deciding on the perfect raised beds for my backyard veggie garden paradise!

Fabulous Prices on Quality Raised Garden Beds

One of the things I appreciate most about Tractor Supply is the reasonable prices they offer on their top-notch gardening products. The raised beds were no exception. Compared to big home improvement stores, Tractor Supply’s garden beds are very competitively priced. Even when I checked prices online at other retailers, Tractor Supply’s costs for similar items were either lower or matched on average.

For standard wood raised beds, you can find basic models starting at just $49.99. These are unfinished pine constructed beds measuring around 3 x 3 feet. Cedar beds which offer more resistance to rot and weathering are priced starting at $99.99 for a 3 x 3 foot size.

Galvanized steel raised beds at Tractor Supply range from $69.99 for smaller 2 x 4 foot models up to $289.99 for large 4 x 10 foot beds with decorative trellis arches. There are also clever tiered and elevated metal beds priced between $100-200.

For plastic resin raised beds, Tractor Supply carries configurations starting at 2 for $59.99 for 2 x 2 foot modular interlocking beds. Larger 4 x 4 single unit plastic beds cost around $120. Durable poly lumber composite beds start at around $180 for 4×4 foot models.

With such reasonable prices, investing in a raised bed or two or three won’t break the bank! I was thrilled to be able to purchase exactly the number, sizes and styles of beds I wanted for my available budget. With some diligent sale searching, you can likely find even better deals on raised beds at Tractor Supply throughout the gardening season.

Cedar Wood Offerings for a Refined Yet Rugged Look

As I considered the array of options, I decided western red cedar would be the ideal material for my new raised beds. Of course, Tractor Supply came through with several beautiful cedar models to choose from. I appreciated that they carried selections from trusted brands like Cedar Landscape Products, VII Peaks, and eonconcepts in various heights, lengths and configurations.

The rich red-brown hue and subtly grained texture create a warm, welcoming look that feels both rugged and refined. The natural oil content of cedar wood provides innate water-resistance and rot protection. And cedar ages gracefully, taking on an elegant silvery patina. These handsome cedar beds will be an attractive focal point in my garden for years to come.

Tractor Supply’s cedar raised bed offerings range from diminutive 3 x 3 feet beds perfect for a cozy herb garden up to commodious 10 x 4 feet beds with generous growing room for all your favorite veggies. The kiln-dried, machine squared cedar boards assemble neatly and evenly using simple galvanized corner brackets and steel rods.

For convenience, some models like the VII Peaks cedar beds even come with handy features like built-in bench seats and prominent post trellises for climbing crops. Though crafted from thin 1-2 inch boards, the expert joinery and sturdy bracket reinforced corners prevent the cedar beds from bowing or pulling apart.

With so many versatile options, it was hard to settle on just one or two cedar raised beds for my backyard. I ended up going with two of the 4 x 4 foot beds and may add more in the future as my green thumb ambitions grow!

Quick & Easy Self Assembly

One of the key benefits of raised garden beds is keeping your plants neatly contained and separate from surrounding weeds and grass. However, that means your raised bed will likely be sitting directly on top of your existing soil, lawn, or patio rather than dug in and anchored. So you want your raised bed structure to be self-supporting and sturdy.

With huge sizes and heavy materials like wood and metal, some raised beds can be challenging to put together solidly and require multiple people or power tools. That’s why I was delighted to find several easy-to-assemble options that I could manage on my own at Tractor Supply.

The Best Choice Products composite wood beds went together like a breeze. The interlocking slats and tool-free snap-together corners meant I didn’t need to fuss with any screws, nails or brackets. I was able to lift and lock each lightweight plastic-wood panel into place following the simple pictorial instructions. Two of us were able to set up the 4×4 foot beds in under 20 minutes.

Other options like the Suncast plastic modular raised beds allow you to build up your garden in phases by adding more interconnecting wall units whenever you’re ready to expand. The unique self-stacking vertical ribs provide stability so you can skip digging trenches or cementing posts. You can relocate or reconfigure these adaptable beds to switch up your planting layout.

For wood raised beds, Tractor Supply carries several options like the Cedar Landscape model with compact corner brackets that insert easily into pre-drilled holes with just a mallet. This creates a secure frame to hold the boards together. Just be sure to place your bed on a flat, level surface for optimal stability.

Not having to hassle with complex building or rental tools, makes installing DIY raised beds much more feasible and affordable. Thanks to the user-friendly designs available at Tractor Supply, I was gardening in my new raised beds that very same day!

Innovative Solutions for Multi-Level Planting

In addition to traditional single-level raised bed boxes, I was excited to find Tractor Supply also offers a few unique elevated gardening solutions perfect for small yards like mine. These innovative products allow you to maximize planting space by growing crops vertically in stacked tiers.

One style I liked was the portable rolling raised bed towers with built-in trellises from brands like VegTrug. These double or triple-decker beds are securely bolted onto a sturdy metal rolling base that makes them easy to move around your patio or yard. The mesh trellis sides are ideal for climbing veggies like beans or cucumbers. And the top bed is perfect for salad greens and herbs within arm’s reach.

Tractor Supply also stocks some cool step-style raised beds that allow you to plant in incremental heights. The Best Choice Products model is a stepped pyramid design with soil-retaining panels that prevent mixing between layers. There’s even a built-in bench at the base, so you can relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

For the most adventurous and avid gardeners, Tractor Supply offers a do-it-yourself raised bed tiering kit. It comes with steel reinforcing rods that allow you to stack traditional style raised beds on top of each other up to 3 units high! Imagine the planting possibilities with a customized raised bed tower you create yourself.

Though compact, my yard has room for some tiered beds along the back fence. This novel vertical gardening approach is the perfect solution for growing more food in a condensed space!

Helpful Gardening Accessories to Enhance Your Raised Beds

The bounty of beautiful raised garden beds available at Tractor Supply is just the beginning. You’ll also find an excellent assortment of accessories and supplies to help your beds look and function their best. Here are some items I picked up for my new cedar raised beds:

  • Landscape fabric to line the beds and improve drainage
  • Mulch to retain moisture and discourage weeds
  • Soil test kit to help me amend and optimize soil nutrients
  • Tomato cages, trellises, and lattice to support climbing plants
  • Garden decor like ceramics, banners and sculptures to imbue personality
  • Solar pathway lights for ambiance and to safely navigate at night
  • Watering can, soaker hose, and misters for easy irrigation
  • Hand tools like trowels, transplanters and cultivators to care for plants
  • And seeds and starters for all my dream veggies!

Tractor Supply truly has everything you need to not only construct fantastic raised beds but also make them productive and pretty with useful accessories. I’m looking forward to putting all these extras to good use for my best garden ever this summer!

Preparing the Perfect Planting Foundation

Choosing the ideal raised garden bed is an excellent start, but a quality bed alone won’t yield a thriving edible garden. Success also depends heavily on filling your bed properly with nutrient-rich soil. Tractor Supply stocks a few soil products, but with some guidance, you can prepare customized soil yourself. Here are a few tips I learned:

  • Remove sod and disrupt the soil beneath the bed to prevent compaction
  • Install weed-blocking landscape fabric before filling to reduce maintenance
  • Blend compost and organic matter like peat moss into native soil to improve fertility and drainage
  • Mix in granulated organic fertilizer and nutrients based on soil test results
  • Top off beds with 2-3 inches of mulch like shredded bark to maintain moisture and temperature

With raised beds, every inch matters, so aim for at least 12-18 inches of enriched soil depth. Amending soil properly makes an immense impact on the health and productivity of your vegetables and herbs. Tractor Supply has useful guides on their site explaining how to prepare new raised beds using materials they carry in-store.

While my cedar raised beds required a bit of sweat equity to set up and fill, I enjoyed taking ownership in preparing my garden’s foundation. And the effort paid off – our homemade soil blend grew the most bountiful tomatoes, peppers and leafy greens in the neighborhood last season!

An Ever-Expanding Inventory of Gardening Essentials

One of the many reasons I love to shop at Tractor Supply is the impressive selection of top brands and unique finds your local home and garden stores likely don’t carry. I appreciate that along with common best-sellers, they also offer hard-to-find items that enable me to fully personalize my yard.

Beyond the basics, I was thrilled to uncover some unexpected raised garden bed options:

  • A charming redwood picnic table with built-in planting boxes
  • A ** snorted steel pyramid bed** with narrow planting holes, perfect for compact urban plots
  • rolling potting bench equipped with storage and raised beds for versatile gardening
  • cedar dining bar with handy attached herb planter boxes
  • Intricately crafted cedar pyramid beds that make stunning focal points

And new products arrive frequently so each visit offers fresh inspiration. I can’t wait to browse their selection of innovative raised beds again this spring and discover new possibilities for my green thumb projects!

With unmatched variety and availability, Tractor Supply has become my go-to source for raised beds and all other gardening gear. I am already dreaming up plans to expand my backyard oasis with additional beds cleverly integrated into dining, seating and relaxing spaces. A greenhouse may also be in my future!

##Elevate Your Backyard with Raised Beds from Tractor Supply

I hope this overview of the fabulous raised garden beds selection at Tractor Supply gives you plenty of ideas and information to start creating your own vibrant kitchen garden. Let your imagination and Tractor Supply’s inventory guide you in designing a personalized planting space that suits your style and grows your favorite fresh foods and herbs!

Happy gardening!

Hello, everyone! I'm David Henry, a dedicated customer and enthusiastic reviewer of Tractor Supply Company. As a farmer and agriculture enthusiast, I frequently visit Tractor Supply Company to explore and purchase a wide range of agricultural supplies, tools, and equipment. Over the years, I have accumulated extensive experience and knowledge in shopping at Tractor Supply Company, and I aim to help others make wiser choices through my sharing. I understand the importance of selecting the right products for farmers, ranchers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike. That's why I enjoy sharing my insights and recommendations to assist individuals in finding the best-suited products for their needs. Join me as we embark on a journey of discovering quality products and making informed decisions at Tractor Supply Company. Together, let's enhance our farming and outdoor experiences through valuable insights and practical advice.