Raised flower beds create a hassle-free space in which to grow a flower or vegetable garden. By constructing raised beds, you control the soil and nutrients, as well as the space it takes to plant a garden in your yard. Raised beds are usually at least 4 feet wide and be deep enough to make room for deep plant roots.
How To Construct Raised Flower Beds
Cut the board to the desired size of the garden space. Use boards that have not been treated, but are weather-resistant for external use.
Attach each end board to the side boards using at least three galvanized nails for each side.
Till the ground that will be surrounded by the wooden frame. Dig into the ground with a garden tiller, at least 18 inches. The ground should consist of loose dirt, at least 12 inches deep.
Shovel the upturned soil into a pile by digging at least 2 or 3 inches around the perimeter of the bed. The loose soil should be heaped into the center of the garden area.
Position the frame on to the garden location in the yard.
Pound the frame an inch into the ground, using a hammer or rubber mallet.
Spread the soil, using a garden rake or hoe, adding compost or fertilizer while leveling soil to the sides of the wooden frame.
Soak the fresh soil with the water hose and allow the dirt to settle for at least one day.
Add more top soil if needed.
Plant seeds or plants according to package directions.