Raised garden beds are a great way to create an organized garden space, especially when you have limited space for planting a garden. Building raised garden beds yourself will save you money, and this DIY tutorial will show you exactly how! Some gardeners prefer traditional gardening, but not the ones we’ve been hearing from in recent years.
Those who’ve made the switch love raised garden beds and won’t go back. The raised garden beds also provide easy drainage and help to keep pests out. We built 4′ x 8′ raised garden beds and they work GREAT! This tutorial will show you how to build raised garden beds that will last for years. Many people chose to build raised garden beds with pressure treated lumber. While the treated lumber does last longer, it also costs about double! In addition to the added expense, chemicals used in the pressure treating process can seep into the soil.
If you are looking for something distinctive and practical to add to your garden or lawn, it is definitely one of the best choice! We chose pressure-treated lumber that’s cedar tone rather than green, so they look like cedar raised garden beds. Our metal is 30 gauge. When looking at gauges of metal, remember that a higher number means thinner material. Also, make sure all the screws you choose are rated for use with treated lumber.