Frequently Asked Questions
What are Anleolife Garden raised garden beds made from?
Our raised garden beds are made of 22-gauge average of 0.8mm thickness corrugated galvanized steel with premium AkzoNobel powder coatings and 2 layers of anti-corrosion paint to make sure its strong anti-rust performance, withstanding rust, rot, mildew, UV rays and corrosion.
AkzoNobel, the world-leading paint manufacturer, one of which is the company owned by and named for the chemist Nobel for whom the Peace Prize is named. Our paint is food-grade & USDA Certified and is designed to withstand high ammonia environments, and provides a superior seal against animal manure and harsh fertilizers.
Is it safe to grow vegetables in Galvanized Containers?
Galvanized steel raised beds are perfectly safe. In fact, many animal feeders are made of galvanized steel — showing how safe the material can be. While you may have heard rumors about the potential for zinc poisoning, that only comes from large doses of zinc. The amount of zinc used to galvanize the metal is not enough to cause any health problems. In fact, zinc occurs naturally in the soil to varying degrees. It is an important plant micronutrient that helps plants produce chlorophyll. A zinc deficiency can cause stunted growth in plants.
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How Long Does A Galvanized Steel Raised Bed Last?
Galvanized steel is a kind of hardy material. Even when subjecting it to outdoors, you can still expect galvanized steel raised beds to last at least thirty years. This will be more than enough time for most homeowners to reach all of their gardening goals for their lifetime.
Additionally, it takes very little maintenance to take care of a galvanized bed. Because of this, it should stay looking great for years to come.
Do Galvanized Beds Get Too Hot?
As long as you properly water your plants (and have enough dirt), the damp soil should keep its temperature fine. In addition, The soil holds a lot more thermal energy than the thin steel, so even if the steel heats up, it won’t kill your plants.
Testing showed that the soil temperature near the edges will show slightly elevated temperatures, but definitely not high enough to burn out the roots of any of your plants.
Furthermore, the galvanized bed does a great job of helping maintain the heat in the beds toward the tail-end of the growing season. The bed will work as an insulator to keep the temperatures inside the bed more consistent.
How High Should My Galvanized Steel Raised Bed Be?
The height of your raised garden bed is entirely up to you. However, most people like to choose relatively high up off the ground, around knee height, or above. One of the main reasons for this is ease of maintenance.
If you do not need to spent plenty of time on my hands and knees in the garden, your back and knees will thank you for it. Anleolife garden beds are higher enough for keeping out critters while limiting the need for bending down and kneeling.
Another aspect to consider when installing galvanized beds is your irrigation plan. If you want the bed to be watered as part of your automatic irrigation system, plan for it before installation and place it accordingly.
Are Anleolife Garden boxes safe for children?
Yes! All Anleolife Garden beds have no-hassled crimping edges, come with a rounded corners and dacromet bolts & wingnuts for a safe & easy assembly.
Does a Anleolife Garden have a bottom?
No. All Anleolife Garden products are bottomless making it easy to move. Bottomless configuration also ensures proper drainage to absorb better nutrients, keep plants grow healthy.
What should I place in the bottom of my raised garden bed?
Some people place a layer of material, often cardboard or landscaping fabric, at the base of their raise bed to ensure weeds don’t grow in your garden. However, if your raised bed is deep enough you don’t need to worry about weeds, as they won’t have enough light to grow all the way through the soil. Adding cardboard at the bottom of the bed is a good option though, as it helps keep the soil inside the container while keeping any weeds from growing. Also, the cardboard naturally degrades, enriching the soil with more nutrition. If you have had trouble with rodents or other borrowing pests, our product will be ideal to keep them at bay. By adding a tight wire mesh at the bottom of your Garden bed, the pesky animals won't have a feasible route to your produce.
Can I place beds on harde surfaces such as concrete?
If you're placing your bed on pavers, concrete, tiles, or anything you don't want to stain, we recommend using a bed liner or geotextile fabric.To use, place your raised bed in position, then place the fabric on the bottom of the bed from the inside.Run excess fabric up each side and then fill your bed with soil. The fabric allows water to drain freely, but keeps soil from touching your surface.
Do I need support brackets in the middle ?
No. 22" gauge steel panels are thicker than most of our competitors. Due to the thickness of the panels, no support bracket is necessary. We do not sell them.
Being outdoors and made of metal, will it trust?
The stable frame construction of the Anleolife metal raised garden bed is made of corrugated steel further powder-coated with a non-toxic paint making it rust-resistant. Neither the paint nor the metal itself will leach anything harmful into your soil.
How long will the garden beds last outdoots?
Anleolife Metal raised garden beds are made of premium galvanized steel coated with AkzoNobel powder-coating which is durable in all weather conditions. 0.8mm corner panels, 0.6mm side panels make our metal garden beds solid and sturdy to last for many years.