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DIY Garden Box for a Small Yard Tutorial

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Do you have a small yard like we do? Space is a hot commodity? Yeah, I feel your pain. My husband and I really wanted to have a garden in our backyard, but we were concerned that we weren't going to have enough space. We found out the place where we get the most sun is right up against our house. So we decided to utilize this space and build a raised garden box! Check out this step by step tutorial on my blog!
Time: 2 Days Cost: $180 Difficulty: Medium
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Doesn't it look great?!
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This is what this spot looked like before.
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Here's my husband constructing the box with pressure treated wood.
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Make sure each of the pieces of wood going into the ground are level!
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We used (8) 2 cubic feet bags of dirt to fill the garden box.

To see more: http://www.frysauceandgrits.com/2013/06/diy-raised-garden-bed.html

  • Kristina Hinck-Lynn

    Thanks! I spoke to my father (expert in all things like this) and he said Cedar was a good option but finding long planks of it is often really difficult. I am going to opt to use retaining wall blocks instead I think.

    • Kristina Hinck-Lynn

      @Marion Nesbitt I agree, using wood that isn't pressure treated would mean replacement every year possibly, especially if we continue to have harsh winters. This will be pretty and long lasting. Plus the space is not huge and backs up to a wall, so I

  • Mani Byley
    Mani Byley Los Angeles, CA

    Is this safe for the foundation? Any water intrusion issues?

  • Leah Schmirler
    Leah Schmirler Great Falls, MT

    I would be concerned about watering on a regular basis so close to the foundation

  • User
    User Finland

    It is NOT good idea to put the garden box right close to the stone foundation of house. I have been renovating buildings becourse of mildrew. The first thing to do is remove all soil and plats from near the foundation and replace with rubble after

  • Sberbig
    Sberbig Stony Brook, NY

    depending on whether you are forming a garden box for ornamental flowers or vegetable gardening, remember: do not use pressure treated lumber for veggies. Also, the simpler the design the better. Cedar planks can be obtained at most larger home

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