The Best Way to Plan Your Raised Garden Bed Project

The devil in any DIY project is the detail. Thanks to Hometalker Jeanne Grunert, you can get the perfect raised garden bed with these simple tips…In planning the above project, Jeanne’s first step was to forget cheap vegetables and focus on tomatoes and the like. Secondly, choose a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day. Finally, pine timber and a solid fabric lining will ensure your plants get the best conditions possible. Get tutorial here

The Best Way to Plan Your Raised Garden Bed Project

This project by Jason Lee is an easy way to make your own raised garden bed, even if you’re not a wizard with wood. Jason purchased six 2”x 6” x 8” pressure-treated boards and one 4”x 4”x 8” post. After sawing two boards in half and the post into four, the sections were nailed together. Digging four holes, the bed was flipped and lowered into position and the holes were backfilled. Finally, the top soil was added and the bed was finished.  Get tutorial here

Beautiful Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Raised garden beds can be as individual as the space they’re giving a lift. Old pallets to cedar are great ways to achieve the natural look in your garden. However, as you can see, it pays to think outside of the box. Stone or bricks are a great way to give your raised bed some character and, in turn, make it an integral part of your garden. Take this idea of integration as inspiration for your next project. Get tutorial here

Simple But Effective DIY Raised Garden Bed

With functionality a key component of any garden project, this nail-free idea from Stephen Taylor is perfect for portable planters. The reason we love this bed is because you don’t need any nails at all. As well as cutting down costs, the tongue-and-groove joints create a seamless look. What’s more, you can deconstruct and reposition the bed at will. Stephen’s top tip is to score the wood then remove with a chisel to get the smooth grooves you can see above.  Get tutorial here

The Perfect Budget Option: Cheap Raised Garden Beds

One of the best ways to make your own cheap raised garden bed is to take apart an old pallet. However, as Cmoonlitwolf has shown us, an old cedar draw can be even more cost-effective. After taking an old chest of drawers, Cmoonlitwolf removed the legs, lid and separated the drawers. After knocking out some boards at the bottom for drainage, they were left with two readymade beds that needed nothing more than filling with soil! Get tutorial here

Hitting a High Note: Elevated Raised Garden Beds

All raised beds are above ground level - but some rise above the others. This project from Tamara Jansen will elevate your entire garden! After stumbling across four tires, this Hometalker used a local carpenter to trim four table legs and screw them into a plywood circle. With the base made, the tires were secured in place using long screws. Finally, each tire was filled with soil. The finished project is, as you can see, hugely impressive. Get tutorial here

Another Corrugated Iron Raised Garden Bed

Industrial materials are only secure but also eyecatching. Using some old corrugated irons sheets, Carole used tin snips to start the cuts. Then, with one person standing on the sheet, she tore it into sections. Next, she nailed the panels into the wooden posts. Finally, cardboard lined the base and the box was filled with old bark and twigs before the soil was added. The end result is a robust metal raised garden bed that looks great.  Get tutorial here

Fantastic Alternatives to Wood: Cement Raised Garden Beds

Cement blocks can create a solid, innovative raised bed that looks great in any garden. Laying first layer of blocks on their side, Carole was able to make a base that was both sturdy and capable of keeping out weeds. Standing the second layer of blocks on their bases, the air holes made a natural home for the soil. To soften the look, Carole suggests added plants around the side of the bed.  Get tutorial here

The Slickest Raised Bed Garden for Slopes

An uneven surface doesn’t mean you can’t give your garden a lift with a raised bed, as DIY Design Fanatic has shown us.Wanting to double her raised bed capacity, this Hometalker had no choice but to utilize sloped sections of her garden. Instead of battling to line up the tops of each bed, she used the gradient to her advantage and created a tiered system. As well as being an eye-catching feature, different sized plans can create the illusion of a straight line. Get tutorial here