How To Build A Raised Bed Garden With Landscape Timbers?

Answer:

  • We began by marking the corners of the bed with stakes and stretched a string to guide where to place the first row of timbers. …
  • Then we laid out the first row of timbers on the ground to create the footprint for the bed. …
  • Then we stretched landscape fabric over the bottom of the bed to keep grass and weeds from coming up and growing out the sides. …
  • Next we measured 2 feet from the end of a timber to drill the first hole for 4-foot rebar to fit through (with a ½-inch drill chuck). …
  • Next we drove the rebar into through the holes several inches into the ground with a mallet. We have sandy soil, which makes it easy to drive the rebar deeply. …
  • To prepare for the next row of timbers, we trimmed 2 feet and 4 feet off of the 8-foot timbers to yield lengths of 2, 4, and 6-feet. …
  • We continued adding rows of timbers using a hammer or mallet to tap them into place and securing each joint with a brace. …
  • We continued sizing and adding timbers until the final height of our bed is 18 inches on its high side (our bed was on a slight slope, so one side …
  • Next we filled the bed with a good growing medium. We have access to potting soil by the truckload, so that is what we used. …
  • After our bed was filled to the top, we wound 2 50-foot soaker hoses across the top so that they are about 12 to 18 inches apart in the bed.
  • After our bed was filled to the top, we laid landscape fabric over the top. This is optional, but we did it to keep out weeds. …

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