Super Easy DIY Raised Garden Bed

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If you have basic hand tools like a saw and a hammer you can build a simple, functional raised garden bed out of common lumber found at your hardware store. Modern treated lumber is safe for garden use, unlike in the past, and is weather resistant. This will keep out turtles and slow down weeds from overtaking your plants.
Time: 45 MinutesCost: $75Difficulty: Easy
  • DIY Raised Garden Bed
Purchase the following materials:

(6) 2"x6"x8' pressure treated boards
(1) 4"x4"x8' pressure treated post
nails or screws (at least 2-3" and rated for outdoor use)
garden soil or top soil with amendments of your choice
  • super easy diy raised garden bed
The Materials
  • super easy diy raised garden bed
Cut two of the boards in half to make four 4' lengths. Cut the post into four 2' lengths.
  • super easy diy raised garden bed
Using the posts in the four corners, nail or screw the boards to the posts so that there are 2 boards on each side.
  • super easy diy raised garden bed
Dig 4 holes where the posts will go and put the bed in place. Backfill any holes with dirt.
  • super easy diy raised garden bed
Fill the bed with your garden soil of choice.
  • super easy diy raised garden bed
Enjoy your garden!

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