Soil for Raised Garden Beds. Fill the beds with a mix of topsoil, compost, and other organic material, such as manure, to give your plants a nutrient-rich environment (see recipes below). Note that the soil in a raised bed will dry out more quickly.
Pick a spot for your garden bed. Keep in mind many types of plants â€” such as vegetables â€” need plenty of sun. Watch our Gardening Basics Video â€” How .
Want to learn how to build a raised bed in your garden? Here's a list of the best free DIY raised garden bed plans & ideas for inspirations.
Here's an overview of the most common materials for building raised garden beds.
Ongoing Soil Building Can Be Done in a Variety of Ways: The lasagna method: Fill the bottom of your garden boxes with a layer of leaves, grass clippings, straw, wood chips and other organic materials, with a layer of cardboard on top. Next, add your soil. This mixture will break down into rich compost over time.