How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
With a raised garden bed, you can grow your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers with ease. They’re simple and quick to build and can go in any location that gets plenty of suns. By the end of this blog post, you’ll know everything there is to make raised garden beds from start to finish.
If you want your raised garden bed to be productive, choose a location that gets at least six hours of sunlight every day. If space is limited, don’t worry – you can put your raised garden bed on your deck or patio.
After you have picked the spot for your raised garden bed, use a measuring tape to figure out how large of an area you have to work with. It is important that you can easily reach the center of the bed from all sides when gardening, so make sure to give yourself enough space for that.
For your raised garden bed, we recommend using cedar or another type of rot-resistant wood to get the most lifespan and lowest maintenance.
Metal raised beds
Metal-raised beds are an option, but they can get hot in the summer and cold in the winter, which can affect your plants. If you do choose to go with metal, make sure that it is galvanized so that it doesn’t rust.
If you want to add a little extra flair to your garden, you can use stones or bricks to create a border around your raised bed. This is completely optional, but it can give your garden a nice finished look.
Wooden raised beds
Wooden raised beds are the most popular type and for good reason. They’re easy to build, last a long time, and look great.
To build a wooden raised bed, you will need:
- 4 boards of rot-resistant wood (cedar is a great option)
- Galvanized screws or nails
- A drill
- A saw (if you need to cut the boards to size)
If you want to add a border around your raised bed, you will also need:
- Stones or bricks
- Mortar mix (if using bricks)
1. Cut your boards to size if necessary. The boards should be the same length so that they fit flush against each other when assembled.
2. Place two boards on the ground perpendicular to each other, creating a 90-degree angle.
3. Screw or nail the boards together at the corners.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining two boards to create a second raised bed frame.
5. Place your frames on top of each other so that they are mirror images of each other. This will create stability for your raised bed.
6. Screw or nail the two frames together at the corners.
7. If you want to add a border around your raised bed, do so now. To do this, simply lay out your stones or bricks in the desired pattern and mortar them in place.
Your raised garden bed is now complete! All that’s left to do is fill it with soil and plant your favorite fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Building a raised garden bed is a simple and rewarding project that anyone can do. With just a few supplies and some basic instructions, you can have your very own garden in no time. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Don’t wait any longer now that you know how easy it is to build a raised garden bed! All you need are some materials, which you probably already have lying around the house. With just a bit of effort today, soon you will be able to sit back and enjoy your very own beautiful gardenscape that changes with each season.