How to Build a Raised Garden Bed on Legs
Are you tired of bending over or kneeling while tending to your garden? Well, building a raised garden bed on legs might be the perfect solution for you! Not only will it save you from backaches and knee strains, but it also allows for better drainage and pest control. In this blog post, we will guide you through step-by-step instructions on how to build a raised garden bed on legs.
The first step in any DIY project is gathering all the necessary materials. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Lumber planks (4×4 or 2×6)
- Landscape fabric
- Staple gun
- Potting soil and compost mixture
- Veggies or flowers of your choice!
Selecting an Area for Your Raised Garden Bed
Note: Before diving into construction, choose a suitable location for your raised garden bed. It should receive adequate sunlight throughout the day.
Cutting Lumber Planks
To start building your raised garden bed on legs, cut four equal lengths of lumber planks according to your desired dimensions using a saw. These will serve as the vertical corner posts.
Affixing Legs to Corner Posts
Assembling Frame and Attaching Base
Lining Your Raised Garden Bed
To prevent weed growth, line the interior walls and bottom surface of your raised garden bed with landscape fabric using a staple gun. Make sure it fits snugly into every nook and cranny without leaving any gaps or loose ends hanging out.
Filling Your Raised Garden Bed
Your raised garden bed is now ready for soil! Fill it up with a mixture of potting soil and compost, leaving about two inches at the top for planting space.
Achieving Elevated Gardening Bliss!
Congratulations on successfully building your own raised garden bed on legs! Now, all that’s left to do is plant your favorite vegetables or flowers and watch them thrive in their new elevated home. Enjoy the benefits of easy access gardening, better drainage, and a stunning addition to your outdoor space!