How do you Build a Raised Landscape Bed?
For many homeowners, creating a backyard flower or vegetable garden can be challenging because of poor soil quality or limited access to tillers and other heavy duty garden tools. A solution to this problem could be a raised landscape bed, an enclosed box installed over the existing ground and filled with high quality topsoil. Here’s how to build a raised landscape bed suitable for creating a flower or vegetable garden without tilling, plowing or amending the existing soil. The first step is to determine what building material to use for the frame of the raised landscape bed. Some gardeners prefer to use a natural material such as wooden planks to construct a rough box. Others may choose railroad ties, although chemically treated wood may not be appropriate for vegetable gardens. Cement or cinder blocks can also be used to form a box, with or without mortar to hold it in place. There are also recycled plastic planks which are designed to snap together in a four-sided configuration. The