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Making Raised Garden Beds from Composite Decking

In the same way as other of you, I really wanted to take a stab at home gardening and I began by making raised garden beds from composite decking. These beds should last a truly lengthy timespan and they were really simple to construct.

To make these raised garden beds, you first need to make some obstruction dividers to hold the soil inside. This idea made the "raised" nature of the garden rather than simply topping off the earth and sowing a few seeds. The dividers of these beds can be pretty much as high as you'd like, totally up to you. We made some that were tall enough that you didn't have to kneel, however it took much more material to build it. I will make them around 8-10 inches tall utilizing some remarkable materials for our raised garden beds.

Wood is the most well-known raised garden bed divider material since it is really budget-friendly and promptly accessible. It is crucial for you to be cautious while choosing the sidewall material because the synthetics used to pressure treat wood can be harmful as they can leach into your planted food. So, rather than wood, I decided to utilize some composite decking material made using strong, climate-safe plastic. With the help of my handy round saw I cut the sheets into equivalent 4-foot lengths.

Basically, these raised garden beds are just simply tall walls connected. I chose to make a mix, corner section and ground stake to keep the beds immovably set up in our yard. Once more, in case you're utilizing wood, you can do this with a little segment of 4x4, screw in the sidewalls and just bury it a couple of inches in the ground. But since I tend to complicate things at times and as I had some different leftover materials close by, I will make some aluminium sections or brackets.

I had some aluminium angled stock that I cut into 15-inch lengths for each corner. We're making 2 raised garden beds, so I cut down 8 sections. With the help of my bandsaw, I cut a straightforward pointed wedge shape on the lower part of the angled aluminium. To do these pieces together, I used some tape to tie the group together. I additionally chose to pre-drill the divider attachment holes in the brackets whiles they were as yet taped together as it would be a bit more convenient rather than drill holes in each bracket separately.

Since all of the composite decking sheets were a similar size, I organized them in a square with covering joints. You could mitre these corners to 45 degrees with the goal that they fit equally into the brackets however, I don't believe it's important. I set the sheets in an overlapping plan, set the brackets in the corners and utilized some covered outside screws to get them all set up. Since I have my two huge square raised garden beds, I dragged them into place and stepped on the brackets to crash them solidly into the ground.

Since the raised garden beds are prepared, I went to our nearby garden and got a trailer load of pre-blended planting soil. I stacked up the raised garden beds with the soil and chose to utilize the procedures laid out in a book, The All New Square Foot Gardening, and make 1-foot square establishing regions. I divided these 1-foot square plots with the help of some string and a few screws into the side dividers. Finally, the time had come to plant the starter plant vegetables that we purchased from the store in our new raised garden beds!

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