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RAISED BEDS

Flower or vegetable beds do not have to be elaborate to enjoy fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers. With a raised garden bed, you can customize your garden bed however you want. Building a standard 3'x5' garden bed with wood is most typical; however, you can use blocks, pavers, stone or even just a pile of soil.

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The Lowes video gives you a complete step by step guide for making you own raised beds garden.

Raised Bed Video


MATERIALS:
  • need 2'x4's
  • a 4'x4' post
  • a tape measure
  • pencil and square
  • drill with bits
  • screws
  • a circular saw
  • work gloves
  • soil
  • landscape fabric
  • a shovel and hoe
  • a level
  • a utility knife
  • sawhorses
  •  soil
  • a wheelbarrow
  • a soaker hose
  • some flower or vegetables.
INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Select a location with plenty of sun where you can have access on both sides.
  2.  Mark the dimensions of the area you want to have your garden bed, and dig up the sod. Do not dig too deep, but just enough to remove the sod.
  3. Check the ground with the level to make sure the base is even.
  4. lay the landscaping fabric down and cut to fit.
  5. Cut the 2'x4's and 4'x4's to length, screw the 2'x4' to each other, and the 4'x4' inside each corner to form a box.
  6. Set the box in its designated area and make sure it is level.
  7. Cut any excess landscaping fabric.
  8. Add your dirt or compost soil.
  9. Plant your vegetables or flowers by pulling back the dirt.
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 If you wish to add an irrigation system, simply set a hose in between the plants, cover with soil, and set to a timer.

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A very easy way to make a raised bed is to purchase these joint components, slide your boards in and you are done.

Cook's Garden
"Raised Bed Components" (799)
"4-way joint: Four Way Brackets connect either Composite or Cedar timbers in a perfect right angle. The strong brackets lock the frame securely to prevent it from being impacted by expansion and contraction of soil by freezing and thawing.Super Anchor Joint: Stakes into the ground providing ideal support for the base level of any design.Stackable Joint: Slides into Achor Joints and other Stackable Joins to create additional rows of height.4-way joint: Four Way Brackets connect either Composite or Cedar timbers in a perfect right angle. The strong brackets lock the frame securely to prevent it from being impacted by expansion and contraction of soil by freezing and thawing."







TROUBLE WITH RABBITS?  Look at this
"Small Animal Barrier" (868)
"This expandable 4' x 8' x 21" high protection system is high enough to keep rabbits, woodchucks and other small animals out of your garden. Easy to assemble, it is constructed with durable stainless steel components and heavy duty steel mesh netting. Join kits to extend. The stainless steel frames and metal connectors are strong and durable. Their uprights come with stakes which slide securely into apertures on the top of the joints on the raised garden. The heavy duty nylon net is attached to the frames."
Year round, beautiful Raised Garden beds provide added soil depth for a bountiful crop of healthy vegetables and exceptional floral displays, simple to maintain and keep moist

Building simple garden borders or elaborate multi-level raised bed gardens has never been easier. New and improved lightweight pivoting corners and cedar lumber provide flexibility for multiple designs and easy expansion. 2" x 6" x 44 1/2" sanded kiln-dried Maine white cedar lumber. Coated aluminum pivoting corners, tube caps and galvanized self-tapping screws. Item# 95748 includes a 4'x8' Complete Raised Bed Garden with Components and Lumber. Components: Six - 12" coated aluminum pivoting corners, six - tube caps and galvanized self-tapping screws Lumber: Twelve - 2" x 6" x 44 1/2"



"Our new Polycarbonate greenhouses provide great protection from the frost, enabling the gardener to start seeds and seedlings early to establish the plants and gain a jump on spring; even extending the growing season well into fall and winter, assuring a more bountiful crop. The highly functional De Luxe 4? x 4? Greenhouse is constructed with a strong aluminum frame and twin-wall, UV protected polycarbonate panels for great heat retention. The corner stakes slot into the four corners of the top level of a 4? wide raised garden bed for great stability. Both side windows lift up for total access and have stays to hold them open at your desired height level for free air flow. Erect at the first hint of spring to seed early and provide protection from adverse weather to your young plants. The window panels can be easily slid out and stored in the hot summer months, then replaced in fall extending the season into the winter. It is as attractive as it is functional! Available in two sizes. "

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