DIY Raised Garden Bed
It's the perfect time of year to start getting serious about your garden, and adding a raised garden bed to your backyard is a great way to do just that! Not only will it create extra space to grow veggies, herbs, and other plants, weeds won't grow as easily, and slugs and other pests will have a hard time reaching your precious plants. To top it all off, adding garden waste to your raised garden bed will promote healthy plant growth, leaving you with happy plants and a clean yard. With the help of this easy DIY raised garden bed, you'll have lush, green plants and blossoming flowers in no time! You're about to elevate your gardening skills – literally!
- 4 wooden pallets
- 16 wooden planks
- wood stain
- non-woven fabric
- stapler gun
- branches & leaves
- bark mulch
- potting soil
1. Brush wood stain over the surface of the 4 wooden pallets and let them dry.
2. Seal the 4 topmost openings between the sections in each pallet with wooden planks and stain them with wood stain.
3. Use a drill and screws to secure the 4 pallets together to form a large box. The undersides of the pallets where you added the wooden planks should be facing outwards, and the sealed-off compartments should be at the top.
4. Line the entire interior and the outer compartments of the raised garden bed with non-woven fabric and staple the lining in place.
5. Cover the bottom of the garden bed with layers of branches and leaves, bark mulch, and potting soil until the raised bed is almost filled.
6. Cover the bottom of the outer compartments with a layer of stones to prevent waterlogging, add a layer of potting soil, and plant vegetables, herbs, and other plants in the raised garden bed.
Your dream garden is finally within reach! All you have to do is grab a couple of wooden pallets and some other DIY staples and you're just about there. We have the feeling that with the help of this amazing new gardening space, this season is going to be extra fruitful!