How to Prepare
When you tackle a job it is important to work safely. It is best to consider the following points when assembling your raised bed.
What you will Need
You will require a few tools when assembling your raised beds and these will be:
If you are using a solid surface provision may need to be made for drainage by sitting the raised bed sides approx 10mm above the raised bed surface. This 10mm can be allowed during construction when you are cutting and fixing the garden pegs to the raised bed sides. It is noted that in dry time watering will be needed and for smaller beds more compost should be mixed with the top soil to retain the water better.
If you are using a soil surface it is advised to remove the grass and weeds and dig the surface over to create a natural soil raised bed.