Building a raised garden. With each block costing only about 1 concrete block raised beds provide a budget friendlybut long lastingoption. Growing in elevated garden beds means you dont have to bend over as much countering back pain. The wood to use for a raised bed is your decision.
A raised bed is a gardeners dream come true. Raised beds take very little space and can be built right over a concrete patio. Here are tips on planning building protecting and irrigating raised garden beds.
It offers perfect drainage protection from pests and easy access to crops. Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct even easier to maintain and offer myriad benefits for your garden. Heres how to build a raised garden bed in your backyard as well as advice on using the right wood and soil.
Pressure treated lumber is an option. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a contamined soil area. Cedar and redwood are naturally water resistant but can be expensive and hard to find.
From weeding to harvesting raised beds remedy a host of problems. Building a raised bed vegetable garden when untreated wood is used add a plastic liner to protect the wood and prevent the soil from leaching out in heavy rains. Choose a flat sunny site.
To create a 4 x 4 concrete block raised bed. Hemlock fir and pine are suitable materials for raised beds but arent very long lasting. Experienced gardeners use raised beds to sidestep a long list of gardening challenges.
Just stick to a simple design and pick up a hammer for a diy garden youll use all. A raised bedessentially a large planting boxis the ultimate problem solver. Here are some options.
Building your own raised garden beds for both edible and decorative plants is easier than you think. Kids will have tons of fun caring for their seedlings as they mature.