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Water raised beds

How are raised beds properly watered? How much water does a raised bed need? How can I make watering easier?

How much water does one need? Raised bed? What should you pay attention to when watering? Raised beds be respected? And what do I do with it? Raised bed in case I can't be home for a few days? We explain what is important when it comes to optimal raised bed irrigation and what you should avoid.


  • Our raised bed
  • How are raised beds properly watered?
  • How much water does a raised bed need?
  • Irrigate via spray irrigation
  • Water via drip irrigation

Our raised bed – always perfectly watered

At this point we would like our raised bed introduce. With our drip irrigation or our spray irrigation your raised bed always watered perfectly and effortlessly. Choose the optimal dimensions for your needs and the right design for your garden! If you can't find the right one among our raised bed sets, you can configure your very own raised bed in just a few steps.

Water raised beds properly

Water is just as vital for plants as sufficient light. However, too much of a good thing can also have a negative impact on the development of plants raised bed impact. However, if you take the following points to heart, you will be on the safe side and will have a lot of fun with the fruits of your labor!

Moderate water pressure

When watering raised beds, make sure that the pressure of the water jet is not too high. When watering using a spray irrigation system or by hand, if the water jet is too strong, the top layer of soil (in which the plants were planted) can be partially washed away. To avoid this, the water pressure should be kept moderate.

Water early in the morning

What applies to ground-level beds also applies Raised beds to: The best time for watering is early morning. Because in the morning the earth is not yet warmed as much by the sun. When watering in the evening, the risk of your plants starting to rot increases because the water can no longer evaporate as well through the leaves.

Avoid waterlogging

If you water excessively, the lower part of the... Raised beds Waterlogging occurs, which increases the risk that the roots will begin to rot and, in the worst case, the plants will die.

How much water does a raised bed need?

The water requirement of a raised bed differs from that of a classic bed. As a rule, one should raised bed be watered once a day in summer. The reason for the higher water requirement is explained by the higher temperatures inside the Raised beds. There are two reasons why the soil inside the raised bed is warmer than the soil in a bed at ground level:

1. Natural decay processes

Through composting and the decomposition processes in the nutrient layer, the temperature inside a properly filled container is maintained Raised beds consistently up to 5°C higher than in ground-level garden beds. This means that the water added to the raised bed evaporates comparatively faster.

2. Stronger sunlight

Due to the elevated position, the sun's rays can warm the raised bed all around - the side walls are also exposed to the heat of the sun. This further increases the temperature of the earth and leads to faster evaporation of liquid.

Spray irrigation for raised beds

With a spray irrigation system this will be possible raised bed rained on from above. For this purpose, an irrigation device in the form of a rod is placed above the raised bed appropriate. All you need to do is plug in the garden hose.

Valves can be used to control both the amount of water and the pressure with which the water is applied raised bed If it rains, you can easily regulate it by hand. Spray irrigation systems can remain installed almost all year round: you should only remove the spray irrigation during the worst frosts.

You don't need to lug heavy watering cans around the garden and you can raised bed Water at any time simply by opening the tap. In combination with a timer, this irrigation system makes watering much easier.

  • Spray irrigation


Drip irrigation for raised beds

With drip irrigation, the plants only get what they really need! Each clay cone is a sensor and a drip point at the same time: the suction power of the earth is transferred to a membrane, which opens or closes the passage of the clay cone and thus enables or stops the flow of water.

Thanks to the slow, measured dripping, the plants only receive naturally preheated water. The individual clay cones are like this

Raised bed distributed that different water needs in different parts of the Raised beds is not a problem. This means that different plants are always supplied with water as needed.

The drip irrigation method is particularly practical if you have to leave your raised bed alone for a few days. The optimally dosed supply of the Raised beds with water is easily possible with this irrigation system even over several days. Perfect for the holiday season!

This is how drip irrigation works

If the soil dries out, the irrigation process is triggered by suction. If the soil is sufficiently moist, surface irrigation automatically stops releasing water. Each individual Tropf-Blumat reacts completely independently. It takes into account solar radiation, air temperature, humidity and plant growth.