Fabric Raised Beds vs. Wooden Raised Beds

Air Root Pruning

The GeoPlanter facilitates air root pruning, in which the roots reach the air on the outside of the pot and are naturally self-pruned, which activates lateral branching of many fibrous feeder roots. These roots are more productive in the uptake of water and nutrients, resulting in a healthier, more robust plant that utilizes the entire root zone for optimum plant growth.

Improved Aeration

The GeoPlanter offers superior aeration of the root-zone thanks to its breathable fabric design. This supports a healthy, thriving microbial population and discourages soil-borne pathogens from taking hold and potentially affecting your grow.

Superior Drainage

Good drainage is key to maintaining an ideal level of soil moisture to support microbial populations and prevent over-watering. Conventional wooden raised beds will only drain from the bottom, resulting in a media that is more prone to root-zone issues and degradation of the wooden frame. Fabric Raised Beds offer improved drainage without the need for excessive amendment or additional drainage layers. The porous fabric naturally allows water to drain from the media once it reaches its water-holding capacity.

Built-In Trellising

Items like the Sungrower Trellis Kit allow you to convert your raised bed into a fully functional trellis-supported system. Trellising is a great way to provide better support, improved airflow, and an even distribution of light.

Lightweight Construction

Fabric Raised Beds are considerably lighter than wooden beds, and can last much longer! When assembled, a GeoPlanter 4’x4’ Fabric Raised Bed weighs less than 10 Lbs. But don’t let the lightweight design fool you, GeoPlanter uses PVC piping for the framework, a UV-stabilized Polypropylene fabric for the body, and a double-bonded polyester thread to support your grow for years to come, even in the most demanding growing conditions.

In contrast, wood is more susceptible to mold, rot, and pest infestation than fabric like that used in the GeoPlanter. If not properly treated with a chemical-based sealant or polymer coating, wood can also quickly degrade under typical environmental conditions and reduce the longevity of your planter boxes.

Ease of Assembly

The GeoPlanter can be easily assembled in a few minutes with no tools required. This makes setup a project that can be done by all, including kids, and is a great way to get them to help out in the garden.


Even when full, most GeoPlanter products can be easily moved due to their lightweight yet durable design. For greenhouse and cement surfaces, the 4’x4’ GeoPlanters is the ideal fabric raised bed to place on pallets, wheel them around with a pallet jack, or create a frame with castor wheels to move your planters with ease.

Lower Cost

Fabric-raised beds also save the aspiring raised bed gardener time and money. Wooden raised beds have costs that can add up quickly and require much more labor to construct. GeoPlanter fabric raised beds come at a set price with all parts pre-measured and ready to go right out of the box, making them ideal for getting your garden going quickly and economically.

GeoPlanters are Superior to Wooden Raised Beds

It’s easy to see how GeoPlanter fabric raised beds meet the needs of growers everywhere, while wooded raised beds just don’t measure up. Make the switch to fabric for better plant health and container durability, and save yourself the headache of dealing with conventional methods.