My front yard is pretty much always water-logged and nothing(other than grass) grows well in it, so I was thinking of making a raised garden bed. Roughly how high should I make it and would I still need to remove the grass growing under it?
No need to remove the grass. Just cover the grass with used newspaper – several layers (so it dies rather than taking over the garden). Then cover the newspaper with approx. 12 inches of compost+soil, or just plain top-soil. Usually people use wood or concrete blocks to "frame" the raised bed. Just don’t use treated wood (treated with chemicals to suppress pests and fungi), or those chemicals will leach into your crops (assuming that you are growing food?).
|Published on March 1st, 2011||Posted by admin|