DIY Garden Box for a Small Yard Tutorial
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!
Doesn't it look great?!
This is what this spot looked like before.
Here's my husband constructing the box with pressure treated wood.
Make sure each of the pieces of wood going into the ground are level!
We used (8) 2 cubic feet bags of dirt to fill the garden box.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published May 1st, 2014 7:00 AM
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User on Apr 19, 2015It 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 getting dry. The bed of the plants will accumulate the moisture, which will become sucked up to the wall. That's why the building has eaves - to keep water far away from the walls.
Sberbig on Apr 04, 2016depending 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 centers and at local lumber yards; some even cut them to size for you. There is also the possibility of raising the lumber slightly off the ground with bricks or pavers. Raised garden beds should be attractive but also functional.