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.
DIY Garden Planter Raised With Timber
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STEP 1 – Purchase 8′ landscaping timbers, stakes, wood oil stain, garden soil, rebar, etc.
STEP 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.
STEP 3 – Then stake them on the corners for drilling.
STEP 4 – Drill 1/2″ holes for the 3/8″ rebar.
Then stake them with rebar to be sure it all fits together.
STEP 5 – Mark each piece and stain them with a protective wood oil stain.
STEP 6 – Put them back into the area where the garden will be (once dry).
STEP 7 – Position the wood and hold them in place with rebar.
Once in place, cut the rebar to be level with the wood.
STEP 8 – Also add the stakes to the inside corners to secure the timber.
STEP 9 – Stake and secure all 4 corners.
STEP 10 – 8 Stakes are added to strengthen and hold the garden bed together.
STEP 11 – Get enough soil to fill your new raised garden bed.
STEP 12 – Fill the garden box to the top and rake it to make level.
STEP 13 – Then plant your vegetables and watch them grow!
Here’s a closer look of the DIY timber raised garden bed!!
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