As you know, gardening is beneficial to humans and to the environment, which is why we’ve decided to focus on making successful garden beds today using your corded drill. If you don’t have one yet, you better purchase one now.
- Choose the location of the beds. If you have no choice but to situate your garden beds in a site which is in a marsh, don’t worry; your corded drill can help you build functional beds. Details will be explained in the third step.
- Prepare the location by removing the weeds and turf. Draw the dimensions of the bed on the ground using a string or chalk. Dig with vertical strokes along the outline. Make sure it’s thick enough to bury 1/2 of your first course of lumber. Raised beds eliminate the issue of poor drainage by allowing the water to flow.
- Now, you’ll need your corded drill to make the bed a functional one. Use the power tool to drill weeps at the base of the sides. – This is a vital step especially if you want to have an excellent drainage system. Be a master gardener and follow this step.
- If there is no turn between the garden beds, lay down some landscape fabric and enclose it with a layer of gravel to improve drainage.
- Level the gravel or earth layer at the bottom of your garden bed, then add a layer of weed-restraining landscape fabric which stretches to the outer edge of the wooden frame.
- Prevent pests from ruining your future plants by placing a bottom layer of hardware cloth like a mesh grid of galvanized metal or steel.
- Construct each wall of the garden bed separately.
- Join them and put the bed into place. It’s recommended to set posts into the ground to help the bed stay in place, either at the inside corners of your bed or halfway along the side walls. Remember that stability is crucial. The posts can also lessen the outward pressure which a full bed exerts on the frame.
- Use a cap railing to tie everything together. Let it run around the top of your garden bed. A cap railing also comes in handy for whenever you need to put down your gardening tools or whenever you need someplace to sit on.
- Use bed covers to shoo away insects and keep your plants warm in cold weather.
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