here is a tutorial for the 4'x12' raised garden beds that are in our garden. we used pressure treated pine.
for each raised bed we used:
2ea. 12in. x 12ft. boards
2ea. 12in. x 4ft. boards
4ea. 4in. x 4in. x12in. posts
these were super easy. basically, line your 4x4 posts up with one board and drill.
enlist some helpers to speed things along.....
line up another side and drill into your 4x4 post. i told you it was simple!
this is one finished raised bed. we lined each one with landscape grade bed liner from lowes.
then brought in the dirt. we used a mix of soil and mixed soil. i threw some fertilizer in there too and raked it in. it started pouring rain while my husband and i were filling/raking the last 4 beds. i was a wet and muddy mess!
here is a close up of the gates before we added the mesh fencing and trim pieces.
here you can see the mesh fencing that we (my dad and husband) stapled up. my dad added trim pieces as an added layer on top of the mesh for a more finished look.
this picture gives a good overall view of the garden and the layout of the raised beds. i've already started adding pots of flowers and the "crops" are growing! i'm usually out there with the kiddos in the late afternoon....watering, weeding, and just adding little touches.
little dubs found the water again :) isn't he a love?