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Raised garden beds are great because you control the quality of the soil and the weeds. There are many ways to build a raised garden, cinder block, tires, wood, etc. This is the design my wife liked the best. She explains why and how to build it.

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Gardening expert Paul Simon from the National Gardening Association will provide you step by step instruction for creating a beautiful raised garden bed for your yard. This video focuses on identifying the area for a raised garden bed.

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After getting a raised garden bed in place, fill it with a good garden soil. Build a soil mix before starting a raised garden bed with help from a gardener in this free video on raised garden beds.

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Flower beds do not have to be elaborate to enjoy fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers. With a raised garden bed, you can customize your garden bed however you want. Building a standard 3’x5′ garden bed with wood is most typical; however, you can use blocks, pavers, stone or even just a pile of soil. For this project you will need 2’x4’s, a 4’x4′ post, a tape measure, pencil and square, dill with bits and screws, a circular saw, work gloves, soil, landscape fabric, a shovel and hoe, a level, a utility knife, sawhorses, soil, a wheelbarrow, a soaker hose and some flower or vegetables. Select a location with plenty of sun where you can have access on both sides. Mark the dimensions of the area you want to have your garden bed, and dig up the sod. Do not dig too deep, but just enough to remove the sod. Check the ground with the level to make sure the base is even. Next, lay the landscaping fabric down and cut to fit. Cut the 2’x4’s and 4’x4’s to length, screw the 2’x4′ to each other, and the 4’x4′ inside each corner to form a box. Set the box in its designated area and make sure it is level. Cut any excess landscaping fabric and add your dirt or compost soil. Next plant your vegetables or flowers by pulling back the dirt. If you wish to add an irrigation system, simply set a hose in between the plants, cover with soil, and set to a timer. To find more helpful hints on water irrigation visit www.Lowes.com Now you have a beautiful raised flower garden for years of enjoyment

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In order to build a raised garden bed, it’s important to clear all of the weeds and to use a rototiller. Avoid walking on a raised bed so that roots remain undisturbed by following the advice of an organic farmer in this free video on gardening and horticulture. Expert: Jarrett Man Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass. Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn

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