How To Build A Raised Garden Bed

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How To Build A Raised Garden Bed
Ingredients
  • 2 x 4s
  • 4 x 4 post
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • square
  • drill with bits and screw-driving bits
  • a circular saw
  • work gloves
  • soil
  • landscape fabric
  • shovel hoe
  • level
  • utility knife
  • sawhorses
  • soil
  • wheelbarrow
  • soaker hose
Instructions
  1. Select a location with plenty of sun and access to both sides for easy upkeep. Mark the outline of the garden bed on the ground and dig up the sod without disturbing the soil underneath. Check the ground with a level to make sure the base is even.
  2. Lay the landscaping fabric down and cut to cover the bare soil with about 6 inches extra along each edge. Cut the 2 x 4s and 4 x 4 s to length, screw the ends of three longer 2 x 4s to a pair of 4 x 4s with the edges and ends flush to form panels. Then screw the shorter 2 x 4s to the 4 x 4s to form the box.
  3. Position the box on the landscape fabric and check that it’s level. Cut any excess landscaping fabric and add soil or compost. Next plant your vegetables or flowers by pulling back the dirt. If you wish to add an irrigation system, wind a hose in between the plants and cover it with soil Attach the home to an optional timer for trouble-free watering.

 

Raised Garden Bed