Saturday, June 11, 2011

Raised Garden Bed Project: The First Layer of Timbers is Done!

We spent a couple hours working outside yesterday and...  we're another step closer!  The first layer of timbers is assembled for the raised garden bed!!

It has been some time since we last worked on it and it's rained, so our nice level surface wasn't nearly as level and quite a bit splattered so we needed to rake and tamp a little more.  Somehow, I managed to do something to my neck while raking.  =(  Also, the bugs are biting me like crazy, but not Scott.  Guess I need to make up some anti-bug bite juice for the next time we go out to work.

Raking & Tamping, then Laying Timbers

Anyway, once we got our ground level again Scott got to work on laying the timbers and staking them in while I went and assembled a few more (just like last time...).  We finally got the entire first level row assembled!

Garden Bed Mosaic

Remember that lantana plant that Scott accidentally weed whacked?  It's coming back.  Resilient little guy.
The Lantana Plant is Coming Back!

As usual, we came in slightly the worse for the wear, but feeling accomplished.  Next step in the process: assembling the second (and last) row of timbers (drilling the hinges onto them and then staking to the first level) and laying the landscaping fabric (to prevent the grass and weeds from growing through the dirt).


Stoney Creek Mercantile said...

We love our raised beds, I hope you have a great garden this year! Great shade concept for different plants!

BTW I found your link on Etsy Blog Team :)

Athena's Armoury said...

It's still going to be some time before we're ready to start planting, unfortunately. We have another yard project to start first, but hopefully it will be soon. The whole shade concept was actually a happy accident! We had to put in the bed spanning the fence line for another reason; it just worked out really well overall. =)