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RAISED GARDEN BEDS – HALF BEDS – FIREWOOD STORAGE – WICKING BEDS


As well as tanks, Paton are proud to offer garden products in many sizes and colours.
We pride our selves on being Victorian-owned and operated and offering quality products made from one of Australia’s most robust materials.

Paton Garden Products – conserving water through innovation and design.

Raised Garden Beds

Now you can grow your own vegetables easily and comfortably and harvest the benefits!

Using a raised bed has many positive benefits. It does not matter what your existing soil quality is like i.e. sandy or clay, you can now grow in quality, productive and water efficient soil without the back breaking digging. Soil will never become compacted or hard.

Your vegetables will produce bumper healthier crops while you are conserving water, recycling organic household waste and having the fulfilment of feeding your family from your own home produce.

Using the no-dig method, crop rotation is no longer an issue as you are continually adding and replenishing the soil with each new crop. Your soil does not need to ‘rest’ between crops so you are harvesting more vegetables all year round.

Paton Raised Garden Beds can be placed anywhere in your garden, and can be stepped in to a sloping garden. They are also an attractive addition to your patio, BBQ or entertaining area which will be a great point of conversation with your friends.

Raised Garden Beds offer gardening opportunities for the people with restricted mobility, bad backs, young children and people with disabilities.


OTHER BENEFITS ARE:
– Ideal for rural properties and wind prone open areas
– No more bending or kneeling
– Frost and wind protection for young seedlings
– Provides a barrier for snails, slugs and pets
– Water efficient gardening
– Can be easily positioned anywhere in your garden
– Easily netted for young plants protection
– Ideal to increase your growing area for a small space

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OBLONG OR RECTANGLE GARDEN BED.

SIZESLENGTHWIDTH
600mm High1500mm690mm
Galvanised Only2000mm690mm
2000mm1000mm
2000mm1500mm
2500mm690mm
2500mm1000mm
3000mm690mm
3000mm1000mm
3000mm1500mm
800mm HighLENGTHWIDTH
Galvanised or Colorbond1500mm690mm
2000mm690mm
2000mm1000mm
2000mm1500mm
2500mm690mm
2500mm1000mm
3000mm690mm
3000mm1000mm
3000mm1500mm

ROUND GARDEN BED

SIZESDIAMETERRADIUS
600mm High1000mm 500mm
Galvanised Only1250mm625mm
1500mm750mm
1750mm875mm
2000mm1000mm
2250mm1125mm
2500mm1250mm
2750mm1375mm
3000mm1500mm
800mm High1000mm500mm
Galvanised or Colorbond1250mm625mm
1500mm750mm
1750mm875mm
2000mm1000mm
2250mm1125mm
2500mm1250mm
2750mm1375mm
3000mm1500mm

SQUARE GARDEN BED

SIZESLENGTHWIDTH
600mm High1000mm1000mm
Galvanised Only1250mm1250mm
1500mm1500mm
1750mm1750mm
2000mm2000mm
2250mm2250mm
2500mm2500mm
2750mm2750mm
3000mm3000mm
800mm High1000mm1000mm
Galvanised and Colorbond1250mm1250mm
1500mm1500mm
1750mm1750mm
2000mm2000mm
2250mm2250mm
2500mm2500mm
2750mm2750mm
3000mm3000mm

NARROW HALF BEDS

These fantastic beds are perfect to utilise that narrow space. designed with a galvanised sturdy back, you can have this against a wooden fence or wall and be assured that they are fully protected from soil and water.

Ideal for:
–  Sprucing up an old wall
– Small courtyards
– Up the side of your driveway
– Under a window
– Against your fence

Galvanised or ColorbondLENGTHWIDTH
600mm High1000mm400mm
1500mm400mm
2000mm400mm
2500mm400mm
3000mm400mm
800mm High1000mm400mm
1500mm400mm
2000mm400mm
2500mm400mm
3000mm400mm

FIREWOOD STORAGE FRAMES

– Keeps your firewood dry, accessible and neatly stacked
– Custom designed to suit any unique setting
– Safety folded front edge
– Galvanised rear wall (excluding the custom models)
– Optional divider
Leg stand sits 200mm from ground

AVAILABLE IN 600mm AND 800mm DEEP

MODELSWIDTHHEIGHT - Including Stand
OVAL MODEL690mm1400mm
690mm1600mm
1000mm1800mm
ROUND MODEL1000mm1200mm
1200mm1400mm
1400mm1600mm
CUSTOM MODEL1000mm1000mm
1200mm1400mm
1400mm1400mm
1600mm1500mm
1800mm1500mm

WICKING BEDS – DIY KIT

We have been watching with keen interest the momentum this wonderful technology is gaining with gardeners who are environmentally conscious. The ‘Wicking’ system is designed for climates that experience erratic rainfall, which in Australia at present is an understatement! To catch the rain when it falls and then to store it for the dry periods.

HOW IT WORKS

The wicking bed system is a way of growing plants in which water wicks up from an artificially created water reservoir. An impervious liner is used to contain the water, as rain falls, any excess will drain through to fill the reservoir. A PVC pipe is used to replenish the water to the reservoir by hand if needed. A 300mm dense medium such as scoria fills the reservoir and becomes saturated and sits within the water reservoir. This acts as a supporting base for the soil to be placed above it. At this 300mm level an overflow outlet is fitted to move any excess water out of the reservoir and stop potential flooding. A layer of geo-textile is place on top of the scoria and up the sides of the bed to stop any soil contaminating the reservoir and blocking the PVC pipe. The soil is then placed above the geo-textile and planted as a normal garden bed. Fill the reservoir by hand and from this point the roots of the plant draw water upwards from the reservoir.

BENEFITS OF THE RAISED WICKING BED SYSTEM

– Reduces water usage by up to 50% while increasing plant growth
– Little or no water evaporation with efficient water use.
– Watering not effected by windy conditions
– The conditions inside the wicking bed provide conditions in which micro biological activity can flourish and help regenerate the soil giving you better soil.
– Faster growing and healthier vegetables
– Can leave your self-watering bed whilst on holidays or long absences
– Can be used as a rain garden and plumbed into a small roof area ie. garden shed, cubby house.
– Absolutely no digging required to make the reservoir

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WICKING BED

Colin Austin was a successful Western Australian businessman who became increasingly concerned about environmental issues.

In the late seventies Australia suffered a series of dramatic dust storms losing millions of tons of top soil. He saw the loss of top soil as a major threat and started a series of experiments to learn how to regenerated soil. His research activities lead to an invitation by World Vision to go to Africa to see if he could work out a way that local people could grow successful crops in areas that experience periodic droughts and erratic rainfall.

Colin Austin developed a unique system called the ‘wicking bed’ which essentially stored the rain water when it fell and was able to harvest it and store it for plants to use over periods of drought. This has enabled many villages to successfully plant, grow and harvest vital crops.

 

KIT INCLUDES:

– Garden Bed
– Woven fabric food grade liner
– Slotted PVC pipe, elbow and END cap
– Geo-textile sheet
– 1″ overflow
– 1″ outlet

SIZESLENGTHWIDTH
600mm High1000mm1000mm
2000mm1000mm
800mm High1000mm1000mm
1500mm690mm
1500mm1000mm
2000mm690mm
2000mm1000mm
2000mm1500mm
2500mm690mm
2500mm1000mm
3000mm690mm
3000mm1000mm
3000mm1500mm

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