DIY Raised Garden Bed With Landscaping Timbers







If you have a large backyard and have been thinking of creating a garden, this DIY gardening project is for you! An organized and “square” raised garden bed can not only give you fresh vegetables, but can beautify your backyard as well. See below for our DIY 8′ raised garden bed made from wood timbers.

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DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_08STEP 1 – Purchase 8′ landscaping timbers, stakes, wood oil stain, garden soil, rebar, etc.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_06STEP 2 – Cut the timbers so you have an 8′ x 4′ garden box.
Once cut put them in the yard and do a test fit.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_03STEP 3 – Then stake them on the corners for drilling.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_10STEP 4 – Drill 1/2″ holes for the 3/8″ rebar.
Then stake them with rebar to be sure it all fits together.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_09STEP 5 – Mark each piece and stain them with a protective wood oil stain.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_14STEP 6 – Put them back into the area where the garden will be (once dry).









DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_04STEP 7 – Position the wood and hold them in place with rebar.
Once in place, cut the rebar to be level with the wood.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_13STEP 8 – Also add the stakes to the inside corners to secure the timber.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_02STEP 9 – Stake and secure all 4 corners.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_01STEP 10 – 8 Stakes are added to strengthen and hold the garden bed together.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_11STEP 11 – Get enough soil to fill your new raised garden bed.

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_07STEP 12 – Fill the garden box to the top and rake it to make level.









DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_15STEP 13 – Then plant your vegetables and watch them grow!

DIY Landscaping Timbers Raised Garden Bed_05Here’s a closer look of the DIY timber raised garden bed!!

Do you have any tips or tricks to build a raised garden bed? Please leave a comment below.



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1 Lily July 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm

I’m excited to try it out! I’ve been thinking about a couple gardening landscaping projects that I can do. Would you recommend using a different type of wood than timbers? Maybe my husband will be able to back the box for me, so I can focus on the gardening!

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2 Josh July 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

The best thing to make raised garden beds out of is a naturally rot-resistant wood Like black locust, red mulberry, osage orange, pacific yew, eastern or western red cedar, black cherry, honey locust, white oak, Douglas fir, redwood, etc.

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