Asked on Jan 29, 2012

I am putting 8'x4'x12" planters in my garden for vegetables.

Jack RooneyCgi2239020Thomas P


They are to go in a area that has a 5 to 10 degree slope, shold I level the planters or can they go with the slope?
9 answers
  • Paul M
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Depends on how bad the slope is for me. If it is very steep I would level them that way no erosion would be a problem when it rains. If the slope is slight then I would just let them run with the slope and put plenty of mulch on top to retard erosion.

  • Barry B
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Thank you for the advice, much appreciated.

  • Mike and Anne
    on Jan 29, 2012

    With that much slope I think you will be happier if you level the planters. Run the 8' dimension across the slope then dig out the area at the top of the planter so you will have at least 4 inches of the planter above ground and let the other 8' dimension sit on top of the ground..

  • Barry B
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Thank you that makes sense.

  • Ricardo B
    on Jan 30, 2012

    Leveling them would also provide much better curb appeal to anyone viewing your planters from a distance...

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 31, 2012

    I vote for leveling the planters. Make sure though you have adequate drainage or you will end up with a dam on the lower end.

  • Thomas P
    on Jan 31, 2012

    @ Four Seasons where were you when I put my planter in? I learned the hard way but did correct it.

  • Cgi2239020
    on Sep 23, 2015

    I think you need to level them,other wise the dirt will wash over the side .

  • Jack Rooney
    on Oct 20, 2015

    some of the soil will level it self out not the best way some are one ft on one side and three ft high on the other

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