How To Build A Raised Garden Bed For Your Backyard

By Robert Gate | May 9, 2017
Image by Homyden
by Robert Gate
May 9, 2017

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.

Tools

  • Blades
  • Tape measure
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Shovel
  • Gloves
  • Protective Eyeglasses
  • Earplugs

Components

  • 2 x 4 Lumber
  • Wide Hardware Cloth
  • Soil
  • Fertilizer
  • Small plants

Now, follow the steps below to build your garden bed:

  1. 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.

  2. Construction

    : 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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