How to Install Raised Landscape Planters

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Installing raised landscape planters is something you can do quite easily on your own, so long as you have the right tools. Install raised landscape planters with help from the owner of a nursery in this free video clip.

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Hey there, garden peeps! Oscar Carmona for Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery, located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, here today to talk to you about how to install a raised garden bed. The main consideration are the environmental conditions that are best for the types of plants you’re selecting for that garden bed. But, in the construction of a garden bed, a raised bed, there are some other factors you need to consider. One is creating a level area for the bed to be able to rest in a level fashion, and that greatly enhances the treatment of the water conditions and also how the plants are going to grow. So, that’s the one thing, and whether that be an embankment, or if it is a sort of a slanted car port, for example, you may need to prop up one end with some wood chucks or rocks to make sure that your bed is fairly balanced and level. The other issues can be height, because if you’re physically challenged, for example you may want to raise the level of your garden bed up to 30 inches and create a seeded area along the lip of the garden bed itself for ease of use. So, constructing a garden bed with concerns for, or limitations, physical limitations, is certainly another factor that you need to take in mind. I also recommend constructing beds that are no wider than four feet, because that makes sure that most people can reach into the center from either side of the bed, and that you’ll have access to all your planting area. And, it can be, of course, narrower than that. Two feet is also a fairly common width for a garden bed along certain narrow strips. But, make sure that your garden beds are always located in a place, if, example if you want sun, that you’re going to have access to it a good part of the day, minimum four hours. Make sure you have access to water. Make sure that you fill that garden bed with healthy, nutritious compost in your potting soil mix so that you have a lot of good organic matter to build and breed healthy communities of microorganisms. I’m Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery, located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Remember to feed the soil, and let the garden feed you.


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