How to Make a Garden Bed

Grow the Perfect Garden

What you will need to make a Garden Bed:

  • Garden Hose
  • Flour or marking Paint
  • Sod Cutter (optional)
  • Sharp Spade
  • Garden Rake
  • Compost

How to Make a Garden Bed

Step 1

Using a garden hose, outling the shape of your garden bed.  Strive for a shape that allows easy access to plant rows.  Mark the shape of the bed with flour or marking paint and remove the hose.

Step 2

Remove the sod with the help of a sod cutter or a sharp spade.  Work diligently to remove the turf’s entire root zone.  This will make for minimal weeding later in the season.

Step 3

Loosen the soil in the garden bed with a spade.  Sink the spade into the top 6-8 inches of soil and turn it over.  Use the spade to break up clods as you go.

Step 4

Spread a 2 inch layer of well-decomposed compost over the entire garden bed.  Use a spade to mix the compost into the top 6 inches of garden soil.  Rake the mixture smooth in preparation for planting.


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