Square Foot Gardening
Raised Garden Beds are easily and neatly subdivided to allow for small intensively planted gardens.
By packing plants together tightly a living mulch can be formed. Combining this effect with companion planting and result in an organic garden naturally free from weeds and other pets.
Additionally, when using raised beds the soil is not compressed or compacted by foot or animal traffic so heavy tools are not required to break up soil.