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DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden

We’ve been spending the last year and a half working on the inside of our house and our backyard and never really did anything to the front of our house aside from this modern address sign. We finally go around to it when we recently built a DIY raised bed flower garden to go in front of our house.

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden - Charleston Crafted

We did something pretty similar in the backyard when we built a raised bed vegetable garden. This time, we found 2x6s on the side of the road following Hurricane Irma that had broken off people’s docks. People were stacking them along the side of the road and we grabbed them. They might not have worked for rebuilding a dock, but this type of find is perfect for a raised bed garden or other outdoor project. My advice is that if you ever see perfectly good wood on the side of the road, grab it.

We used some short fence post cut offs that we have been hoarding (that we also found on the side of the road) as corners and screwed the 2x6s into them to make a rectangle. We did a larger and smaller one.

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden - Charleston Crafted

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden - Charleston Crafted

Then we marked their places in the ground and used a post hole digger to dig out some holes and then dropped them in place.

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden - Charleston Crafted

We used a bunch of bags of soil from Lowe’s to fill up the area and planted a variety of plants, including Hawaiian Ti, ornamental cabbage and ranunculus. The ti plans are gorgeous with their neon pink color, the cabbage will grow to give some middle height and eventually the ranunculus bulbs will bloom into gorgeous flowers.

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden - Charleston Crafted

DIY Raised Bed Flower Garden - Charleston Crafted

A DIY raised bed flower garden is extremely easy to build and adds a wonderful element of depth and beauty to your yard. We love our different gardens and built another type to go right next to these on each side of the garage. You can see a little sneak peek in the final photos. Stay tuned and you’ll find out!

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25 Top Flower Bed Ideas To Decorate Your Garden - Blitsy

Friday 20th of August 2021

[…] Are you new to building the raised garden beds? Don’t know where to start? Take a better start by building these quick raised beds that add a great curb appeal and make the entrance a lot more graceful and dignified. You need the 2x6s to build these raised beds with solid inner corner supports. Dig the space a little, and also add the landscaping fabric inside the beds for weed control. Add the potting soil suitable for a special type of flowers or plants you will grow, and that’s it. charlestoncraft […]

Leslie Pickett Sheehan

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Were you concerned with water getting trapped between the bed and your home/foundation or it draining back toward your home and any resulting mildew/mold issues from decreased circulation? We live just outside of Savannah and so, like you, deal with episodes of torrential rain and high humidity for most of the year. It is because of these concerns I have hesitated to build raised beds up close to our home.

Thank you.

Morgan

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

No, we didn't worry about that at all.

jackie

Thursday 27th of August 2020

Did you put any landscaping cloth or do anything for the grass underneath or just put soil right inside the boxes, over the grass?

Morgan

Thursday 27th of August 2020

We did not but you definitely could add landscaping cloth. We just added soil and it was deep enough to keep out most weeds.