The soil in your garden is one of the most important factor that you need to consider in gardening and taking care of your plants. You have to pick the right kind of soil so that the plants that you are going to use can get enough moisture and nutrients needed for producing plant food. The problem is that we normally do not have any control over the type of soil that we can find on the garden that we work on. We just pick the garden’s location out of convenience and that is why we usually end up with soil types that are not really appropriate for the plants that we want to use. Some gardeners resolve this issue by adding materials to the soil and then mixing it well, which aims to alter the composition of the soil. The problem is that this can only be a temporary solution and after some time the materials that have been added is going to be lost on the general composition of the soil.
One effective solution for this is the use of a raised garden. Instead of trying to change the way that the soil is made up this solution just calls for building the garden right above the unsatisfactory soil. This gives you full control over the content of the soil giving you the opportunity of making it ideal for growing plants.
Aside from giving you full control over the soil content in your garden there are other advantages of using a raised bed in your garden. For example a raised bed can become warmer during springtime which allows you to work it much earlier. They can also drain better than an ordinary garden and with the added benefit that the soil there does not become compacted.
If youy want to try out this kind of solution for your garden then here are some steps that you can follow on how to build a raised garden:
Selecting the Site– The only thing that you have to think about now, since you need not worry about the soil content, when picking a site is the amount of light that it is going to get. Make sure that there is enough room for you to work in as well.
Make an Outline of the Garden- Determine the size of the garden and then make an outline on the ground. It is important not to go over 4 feet wide to ensure that you can reach the middle without having to step on the bed.
Prepare the Ground– You can loosen the soil to about a foot deep in preparing for the raised garden.
Make the Bed– Construct a frame made from two by six pieces of lumber. That should give you enough depth. Make sure that the frame is level on the ground.
Fill it in- Once the frame is in place you can then start filling it with the ideal soil for the plants that you are going to use.
Those are some simple steps that you can follow to construct a raised garden.