Re: Building Raised Beds- How To Questions
Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions! I was hoping to build my beds next week, however it looks like it will be May before we can do them b/c the arborist can’t remove our trees until the end of April, so plenty of time now to figure out a plan. We are getting several pines removed to let in some sunlight into our backyard so we can garden. I’m beginning to think I may go the route of getting regular pine boards and seeing if I can find some kind of environmentally safe coating or paint to coat them with since I’ve got a little more time on my hands now.
Boodely- thanks for linking pictures to yours! Those are fantastic, really got me thinking about the shape of my beds and maybe trying to add a little design element with them instead of just my straight rows! Did you have any problems with your grass growing through once you got your cardboard and soil down? I want to do a similar process in my front yard and smother part of our grass to start a flower cutting garden.
Those metal boxes are fantastic, but probably would be very expensive for 6 raised beds!