Raised garden beds are a great way to utilise the open space around your home. They are visually appealing and can be used to grow any variety of plants or flowers. Create a spectacular floral arrangement with your favourite blossoms or grow vegetables that your family can eat. The following tips will help you build the best raised garden bed for your home!
Brick Garden Bed Tip 1: Choose the Right Brick for Your Garden
Bricks come in a wide range of styles, so make sure you choose the best building material for your raised garden bed. The two main factors to consider are how the brick looks and how well it will survive out in the elements. Experts at ABC Brick can make suggestions to help you find the strongest, longest lasting brick for your project.
Brick Garden Bed Tip 2: Planning is Essential
Even if you’re constructing a small garden bed, planning is essential to the success of the project. Don’t cut corners and make sure everything is measured twice, mapped out, and properly marked. Don’t eyeball anything or you could wind up miscalculating distance or putting something in the wrong place.
Brick Garden Bed Tip 3: Install Proper Drainage
Every raised garden bed should have proper drainage installed to extend the life of the wall surrounding it. Over time, water sitting along the base can form weaknesses and even wear away the dirt under your bricks. With proper drainage, water will flow out of the garden, so your wall stays intact and your soil doesn’t become swampy.
Brick Garden Bed Tip 4: Start with the End Bricks
When you begin building your garden wall, start with the two end bricks. These should be placed with a small batch of mortar. Once in place, do a level check to make sure they are flat and even before you install the rest of the wall.
Brick Garden Bed Tip 5: Do Frequent Level Checks
As you build your raised garden bed, make a point to repeat the level check throughout the process. Each layer should be straight to prevent tipping or leaning. If one portion is raised a little higher, simply place a piece of wood over it and tap with a mallet to adjust.
Need some more tips? Our mates at Adbri Masonry collaborated with Jason Hodges to show you how to build a raised garden bed using their Miniwall product.
Start Your DIY Garden Bed Today!
Building a garden bed and growing your own food can be a very rewarding process. Get started by planning out your project and finding the best building materials. ABC Brick is available to show you the products that best meet your gardening needs! Visit our new Arundel showroom to discuss your project.