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Raised Garden Beds

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Category Gardening
Type Functional
Style Casual, Traditional, Romantic, Classic, Outdoorsy
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What materials did you use? Corner posts: 8-foot 4x4' - Long side boards: 8 foot 2x6's (we cut some of those in half to make the end boards) - heavy plastic sheeting - mulch - power drill - screwdriver - level - shovel - heavy mallot - long nails and screws - chain saw - dirt - pedestals and urns

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What are you most proud of? That we didn't 'think' it to death. We got in there, got going, and had fun with this project. The end result exceeded our expectations.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's not for beginners, you do need basic carpentry skills.

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Really liked your truly "raised " bed. Just wondering what you used for the bottom to support the soil and provide for drainage?

06/02/2015 Flag

There is no bottom, hence, very good drainage. Soil on soil needs no support.

06/02/2015 Flag

This is beautiful.... I don't know where to start. Novice

06/15/2015 Flag

This is beautiful.

08/12/2015 Flag

What did u use the plastic sheeting for? And what do u have on the ground around the boxes?

08/14/2015 Flag

The plastic sheeting is to hold the soil in, that way the soil won't come out between the boards when the raised bed is watered. There are many things that can be used on the ground between the raised beds to keep weeds and grasses from growing, which makes it much easier to walk between the raised beds. Things such as old carpet can be laid down, mulch, hay, anything that will cover the ground and smother whatever weeds and so on . Hope this helps.

10/12/2015 Flag
Mee on craftsy.com Mee

Hi, my question is, do you use the bagged soil, etc, or can I use dirt from the ground and use compost with that. I know this might sound stilly....

08/21/2015 Flag

It doesn't sound silly at all; after all, how would we learn anything if we couldn't ask. Soil from the ground will give you lots of weeds; better to go with bagged soil, triple mix, it has everything you need.You'll be amazed with the results.

10/12/2015 Flag
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