13 Unique DIY Raised Garden Bed Ideas
Growing vegetables and herbs in raised beds is the most simple and efficient way to increase productivity and decrease maintenance in your garden. Take a look at these 13 unique DIY raised bed ideas for inspiration!
Creating DIY raised garden beds, or garden boxes, in your backyard is a great way to protect your veggies, herbs, and flowers from pathway weeds, pests, and root rot. Depending upon your space, style, and needs, there is a great design out there for your raised garden beds! A word of caution before we dive into the inspiration: If you’ll be gardening with any edible plants, make sure to research all materials for food safety.
1. DIY U-shaped Raised Garden Beds
I love this U-shaped design from My Daily Randomness that allows for access on all sides. This design fills up an ordinary backyard with ease, and will grow massive amounts of food. It is by far one of the most popular raised bed ideas.
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2. Corrugated Metal & Wood Garden Bed Tutorial
Barb from Our Fairfield Home and Garden created a backyard art masterpiece! She used corrugated metal and pressure treated wood for her raised bed. Her pro tip is to paint the wood before assembly. You’ll have to go read the details on how she created her shutter wall while you’re visiting her blog. Such cuteness there!
Image source: Our Fairfield Home and Garden
3. High & Mighty Raised Garden Beds–with Free Downloadable Plans
Do you ever wonder how on earth people afford to fill their raised beds? Rodales Organic Life gives a unique alternative to filling the entire box full of expensive soil. Click over and see what they used and for a downloadable plan to create these high and mighty boxes for yourself!
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