Creating a Raised Garden

May 17, 2020

We created our garden beds a few months ago and I have gotten SO many questions on how we built them, how we filled it, etc... I knew I wanted to make one more so I figured I would share a step by step guide on how I created our raised garden! They are so easy to make and a garden is such a great thing to create! Our kids love taking care of it and watching their food grow! 


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Things you will need: (per garden bed)

3 pieces of wood- 4 X 8 X 12 


Nail Gun





Building your bed: 

Step One: The first thing you need to do is work your ground. Plan out where your garden is going to go and start digging it up a bit. When you are filling it you want to be able to mix some natural dirt in with your soil and mulch. 

Step Two: Take one of your 4X8s and cut it in half. 

Step Three: Attach your 4ft boards to the ends of the 8ft boards making a rectangle. Secure together using a nail gun. 



Step Four: Put your garden bed where you want it and start to fill!


Filling your bed: 

Step One: Dump in three bags of soil, use a shovel and mix together with the natural dirt you worked up earlier. 

We use this organic mulch, and this organic soil!

Step Two: Add one bag of mulch and one more bag of soil. Mix together. Once your bed is full, rake everything so it is all level. 


Step Three: Plant whatever you have planned for your garden bed! These can be seeds or little sprouts. Be sure to label so you don't forget what you planted in what spot!  I love these little labels


Step Four: Take a handful of mulch and put it around each sprout. (Mulch will help keep moisture in and your plants cool, especially in the hot AZ summer!) 

Step Five: Water! 



Have you created a garden this season? What are you planting right now?


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Hello and welcome! I'm Tayler- wife to my high school sweetheart, mama to three littles and angel twins. I love sharing about life within our home, motherhood, and all of the adventures we have. You can read all about us here.

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