Do you love gardening, but don’t have enough space? Consider a raised garden bed. Here are five reasons you should consider using raised garden beds for your next gardening venture:
- Raised garden beds reduce the compaction of soil.
- They are easier to use.
- They utilize moisture more efficiently.
- They help plants to grow for longer.
- Providing organic matter and fertilizer is easier and more efficient.
It’s easy to build a raised garden bed. Below is the list of all the tools and materials required to make a garden bed.
- Tape measure
- Staple gun and staples
- Protective Eyeglasses
- 2 x 4 Lumber
- Wide Hardware Cloth
- Small plants
Now, follow the steps below to build your garden bed:
Choose A Location:
Select the location where you want to place the garden box. Do remember that some of the plants require more sunlight than the others.
: Use 2×4 lumber to frame up the sides of your raised garden box.
A box height of at least 6 to 7 inches is recommended.
Preparing the Location:
Put the box in proper position and mark it using a spade. Now, set the frame aside and prepare the ground within the border of the marked location by removing greenery and softening the soil.
Place the Hardware Cloth:
Before setting up the box at the proper location, line the bottom of the raised bed with the hardware cloth. You can attach heavy artificial/ malleable sheets with the help of stapler inside the walls.
Add Soil And Plants:
Fill the bed with nutrient rich soil, fertilizer and plants. Don’t forget to water your plants!
Have fun watching your garden grow!
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