Creating a raised garden bed – in just a few hours


If you happen to have a couple of hours to spare, you can easily create your own raised gardening bed. Raised beds should not generallybe any wider that four feet, with a minimum of a two foot walkway in-between them. Common lengths are 4', 6', 8', 10', 12', and 16'. I based the steps below on a normal yard with semi- flat ground utilizing one simple 48 SF raised bed.
As I chose a 48 SF bed which was 12'
The first step is determining where you want your garden to be & clearing it. The flatter the ground is, the easier the process will be. Even if you happen to have a slight slope this method will work
The first step is determining where you want your garden to be & clearing it. The flatter the ground is, the easier the process will be. Even if you happen to have a slight slope this method will work
I generally always find it easier to precut the pieces elsewhere & then bring the materials over to the build area to start assembling
I generally always find it easier to precut the pieces elsewhere & then bring the materials over to the build area to start assembling
Check to make sure that the exterior of planter box is below ground level by at least one inch and that the box is level and square. If you are on a slope you can consider burying parts deeper or buildup the exterior
Check to make sure that the exterior of planter box is below ground level by at least one inch and that the box is level and square. If you are on a slope you can consider burying parts deeper or buildup the exterior
The final shot with mulch added – as reminder the object of a raised garden is not to hold water but rather to hold the soil which holds the water & help keep weeds out. If your garden dries out to quickly, consider adding mulch on top
The final shot with mulch added – as reminder the object of a raised garden is not to hold water but rather to hold the soil which holds the water & help keep weeds out. If your garden dries out to quickly, consider adding mulch on top
Another raised planter bed made by stacking 6x6's. The biggest item with this is getting the base level. To secure it together we use timber screws & capped it with 2x10's
Another raised planter bed made by stacking 6x6's. The biggest item with this is getting the base level. To secure it together we use timber screws & capped it with 2x10's

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