man tending to his raised garden beds in grey color

Compare Cost and Durability

Learn why our beds are a smart investment.

man tending to his raised garden beds in grey color

So durable it's the last raised garden bed you'll ever have to buy. Watch our video to see why.

Compared to Wood or Cedar Garden Bed Kits, Our durable composite kits just make dollars and sense!

Most wood garden beds will begin to rot, crack, warp or splinter in a very short period of time and within 6 to 8 years you will need to replace them again.  Plastic beds can crack under the sun in a short period as well.   This forces you to spend money and rebuild beds rather than focus on your garden.

To get an idea of the real cost of owning a 25 year Greenbed versus a traditional wood raised garden bed, you need to look at cost over the lifetime of your beds.  First, there is the initial purchase cost, of course, but ownership can also bring substantial costs for installing, maintaining and replacement of your beds over time.

How does a GreenBed compare to building my own wood garden bed?

Review the chart below and to see which choice is better for you. This chart compares a cedar raised bed (4’x8’x12”) and a Durable GreenBed (4’x8’x13”) raised garden bed kit.  (Already you have 1 inch more root space and they are delivered FREE to your door.)

 

Durable GreenBedTM

DIY Wood Raised Bed

 

 

 

 

Prep

GreenBed Kit ships complete with:

(6) GreenBed Planks - 45.5x12x2"

Aluminum Corner Fixtured

Aluminum Joiners

Bag of Fasteners

Plastic Stakes

Pre-drilled & Finished Top Rail Pieces

Shopping List:

2x12x8' Rough Sawn Cedar

5/16"x4" Galv.Lag Screws

5/16" Galv. Washers

4x4x54" Cedar Post

2x6x12' Cedar Decking

Quart of Non-Toxic Stain

Deck Screws

 

 

 

 

 

Tools

 

 

 

 

Hammer

Electric drill with Phillips bit and 1/4" nut driver

1/4" socket wrench

Electric Drill

Socket Wrench

Hammer

Measuring Tape

Square

Level

Chop Saw

Crush or Roller to Apply Wood Finish

Safety Glasses

Access to Truck to Haul Lumber

 

 

 

Time and Money

 

60-90 Minutes

$509.00

Lifetime Cost of Ownership: $509

5-8 Hours

$210.11

Lifetime Cost of Ownership: $840.44

(Based on Replacing 4 Times over 25 Years)

 

 

 

Final Result

Usable: 25+ Years

Attractive: 25+ Years

2 foot deep raised garden bed kit

Usable: 6-8 Years

Attractive: <3 Years

 

Old raised garden bed

 

With standard wood raised garden beds you will need to replace your beds every 6 or so years. Why keep paying and paying? With Greenbeds, you assemble them once and can focus on your garden, not maintaining your bed.

When you factor in the time and hassle to build a wood raised garden bed, not to mention the short life span, the choice to buy a Durable Greenbed is obvious.

It’s time to get ready to garden!

Compare “Durable GreenBed vs. Traditional Cedar Garden Beds” (PDF)

Check out our 14 Reasons to Love a Durable Greenbed. (PDF)

Durable Green Beds

  •  landscape garden bed
  • chefs gardens
  • vegetable garden beds, or
  • community garden beds

 

 

 

  • 25-30 YEAR BED.  “The last raised bed you need to install”
  • NON-TOXIC Nothing in GreenBed including the stain on the wood is toxic.
  • HIGH RECYCLED CONTENT The panels have a 60%+ recycled content and the aluminum brackets have a 25%+ recycled content.
  • MADE IN THE USA preserving good manufacturing jobs in America
  • ATTRACTIVE   Can be put in the front yard as well as the backyard
  • QUICK SET-UP 45 minutes-1.5 hours provided site is prepared