How to Build Raised Beds for Your Garden

18 June 2018

Raised garden beds are becoming increasingly popular – and it’s not hard to see why. Not only is it easier to tend to plants in a raised garden bed (because you don’t have to spend so much time hunched over), but the water drains faster after it rains and the soil heats faster during the warmer months. A raised garden bed is also ideal for small spaces where a conventional row garden may become too unwieldy.

A Step-By-Step Approach

  1. Your first step to building a raised garden bed is to mark off the area where you want to create your frame. Many people opt for a 6m x 6m raised garden frame, but the size you choose will depend on your needs and the space that you have available.
  2. You will need to buy corner posts and wooden planks to create the flame. There are a number of wood options for you to choose from, such as pressure-treated lumber or cedar. Some people opt to use concrete blocks or bricks for their raised garden beds. However, bear in mind that you may have to amend the soil because concrete increases the soil pH over time.
  3. Wooden posts need to be placed in every corner. Stack the posts on top of each other and use an angle-square to line the nails and posts up correctly. Used galvanised screws or nails to fix the planks to the posts.

Where to Get Tools and Equipment for Hire

Regardless of the gardening job that you embark on, there is a good possibility that you will need to rent tools to make a success of it. Talisman Hire offers a wide range of construction rental equipment in South Africa. Contact us for the right tools today.