Nestled between the driveway and fence line, the raised height allows for views of seasonal flowers & other plants. This particular homeowner installed a series of 3 wooden raised beds that we customized with irrigation. Filled with the proper soil mix, they can use some or all of the beds for homegrown, organic vegetables without straining their back or battling the heat, humidity, or bugs to water the plants. Their wooden surface adds texture & variety to their landscaping design.
Raised flower beds are ideal in North Texas since the elevation provides for proper drainage, allowing the homeowner to control the soil moisture, texture, and amendments. Since you have control over the soil mix of compost, mulch, and other ingredients the resulting light soil increases the amount of water and air available to the plant root structures. So although these beds seem to offer a tiny space, you can actually plant more densely in a raised flower bed than in traditional, compacted lawn soil.
You also get a longer growing season, since raised flower beds warm up more quickly in warm later winter or early spring days. All of this results in stunning, healthy plants.