The steel is delivered with a small oil film and is therefore not rusted upon delivery. We therefore recommend a wash with lukewarm soap water after assembly to remove the oil film. Within a few weeks, depending on precipitation, the rusting process will begin. If you're impatient, the process can be accelerated by washing it once followed by saltwater spray.
Corten steel is a unique material that is suitable for use in plant boxes and raised beds. It is a corrosion-resistant steel that develops a rustic surface when exposed to weather and wind. This surface protects the steel from further rusting, making it an ideal material for outdoor use.
Plant boxes and raised beds from byJEMA are made of corten steel and are designed with an elegant and timeless style. They are sturdy and can withstand harsh weather conditions that are often found in the Nordic climate. They are also easy to maintain, requiring only a damp cloth to remove any dirt or algae.
Their design is functional and fits well into many different garden environments, from modern to rustic. The plant boxes and raised beds are also available in multiple sizes, so you can choose the size that best fits your garden space.
Corten steel also has the unique property of changing color over time, providing a rustic and natural look to your garden environment. This can create a beautiful contrast with the surroundings and create a unique expression in your garden.
Another advantage of choosing corten steel plant boxes and raised beds from byJEMA is their durability. They are made of a high-quality material that can withstand Danish weather and last for many years.
Overall, corten steel plant boxes and raised beds from byJEMA are an attractive choice for those who want a timeless, sturdy, and durable solution for their gardens. Their unique design and material choice provide a beautiful and natural addition to the garden, and their durability ensures they will serve you for many years to come.
Does corten steel rust transfer onto the surface?
Corten steel transfers minimal rust compared to regular steel. However, it will always transfer some rust onto the surface in the beginning of the rusting process. On concrete tiles, rust can easily be removed with oxalic acid.
Corten steel lasts up to 8 times longer than regular steel. The climate in which corten steel is used plays a significant role in its durability. In optimal conditions, corten steel in gardens will last over 50 years, while a salty air will negatively impact its lifespan.
Will the steel harm the plants?
You can grow and plant all kinds of vegetables and plants in this raised bed. Steel is a natural material and will not release toxic substances to your vegetables. If you're still in doubt, we recommend lining the box with plastic foil, a flamingo mat, insulation mat or similar. This will also insulate the soil from the sides of the box and extend its life.
Corten steel is generally not harmful to plants, as it is a corrosion-resistant material that does not release harmful chemicals or metals. However, it is important to examine the soil's pH value and add soil-improving materials if necessary, as corten steel may have a tendency to lower the soil's pH value. It is also important to ensure proper drainage in the plant boxes and raised beds, as corten steel can rust if it is persistently wet.
It is also recommended to regularly prune the plants and ensure proper ventilation in the planters and raised beds so that the plants are not suffocated by excess moisture.
Overall, corten steel is a good choice for planters and raised beds.