A raised bed is something to consider for your backyard garden or home garden projects. Raised beds offer many benefits, such as erosion prevention, soil and weed control, and better garden chore management. These are some helpful tips for building a raised garden bed in your area:
Select the materials you want to use.
The first step in building a raised flower bed is to decide which materials you would like to use for the project. A ton of opportunities are available for you to choose from. The most vastly used materials for beds of this type are treated and untreated wood.
They both have benefits. Treated wood has chemicals in it that prevent it from rotting. Untreated lumber can save you some money. Concrete and brick materials are sturdy and can look gorgeous. However, they will cause the pH balance of the soil to rise. Cinder blocks, rocks, and stones are selections you can choose from that also have their ups and downs. Once you decide which material to use for your project, you can move on to the next step.
Do your calculations to create the perfectly sized bed.
The next step is to do various calculations to create a perfectly sized backyard flower bed. Keep your bed no more than four feet wide to give yourself enough room to move around. You’ll want to give yourself enough room to access the garden without needing to step into the bed and accidentally compact the soil. You can use your discretion when determining how long to make the bed. Choose the size that will be most visually stimulating for you and go with it.
Decide on your location.
Selecting the appropriate location is another task you’ll need to do if you want to plan your project wisely. There are certain situations and circumstances you need to stay away from intentionally. For example, you’ll need to keep the bed away from unusually marshy or wet areas. Keep the bed away from windy and frosty areas as well. The healthiest and most convenient thing is to set up the bed by the house and ensure that it sits in direct sunlight to get as much sun to the plants as possible.
Drill the area.
Once you gather the materials you need, you’ll be ready to start drilling the area and setting up your raised garden bed. You will need to first outline the area where you intend to build the best. A string is an element that works well for creating outlines.
You can choose a digging or no-digging method to lay down your bed’s foundation. Using the no-digging method, you will place a piece of cardboard in the area where your bed will lie. You need to do this after mowing your lawn and getting the grass as short as you can. The last part is arranging the cardboard and paper to allow the weeds to get sunlight through the cracks.
Building a flower bed is a process that might take some time, but you’ll be glad you put forth the effort when you look upon your gorgeous garden. Jones Nursery is available to help you choose the most vibrant plants and trees for your project.