Posted by Brosseau Ambra on Saturday, 18 January, 2020 22:33:41
Make sure to use untreated lumber if you are building the raised bed for vegetables. Treated lumber is ok if using for flowers or ornamental plants. 1. Find the right spot for your raised garden bed. Decide placement of your raised bed and mark with marking spray or a line of flour or sand.
Building a vegetable garden in raised beds can take up space, and it can consume most of your yard. While a square is the ideal, you may find that you need a combination of square and rectangular beds that you can tuck around the corners to free up the center for your lawn.
To build the raised beds, begin by measuring one 2x12x12 board to a length of 35 1/2" for the planter box end pieces. Use a framing square and a pencil to mark for your cut. Then, using a circular saw, make the cut. You'll need two end pieces for each box. For the bed sides no cuts are necessary, use the entire 12' length.
Raised garden beds offer a ton of benefits to you as the gardener, and to the plants you are growing. Fewer Weeds—Because the garden will be planted in separate soil from the ground, it gives you much more control over what grows in the beds.You will spend so much less time weeding your beautiful vegetable garden.
Mark out the garden beds and pathways, and then use a good spade to cut and turn the sod in the bed areas. Take your time, digging maybe one bed per day. Pave the pathways with cardboard or newspaper, covered with grass clippings or other mulch.
The Benefits Of Raised Garden Beds. Raised garden beds are a great way to create an organized garden space, especially when you have limited space for planting a garden. Building raised garden beds yourself will save you money, and this DIY tutorial will show you exactly how! The raised garden beds also provide easy drainage and help to keep