A new fence will run the length of the yard with nothing but rough ground in front of it.
Adding an elevated garden will transform a new fence.
It will not only look great in the spring and summer but it can add a touch of color in the winter too. If you grow produce, an elevated garden is the way to go and what could be better than supplying your kitchen from what was once just space by the new fence?
To transform your new fence into an elevated garden you will need:
- A Plan To Succeed
- Quality Tools And Materials
- A Simple Elevated Garden Plan
- A Layered Elevated Garden Plan
- The Right Plants
Let’s take a closer look at what to do to get the project underway.
A Plan To Succeed
A good start is half the job.
By planning the elevated garden before you begin, you will have a map to follow and you will know in advance where you are going.
Measure the area of land by your fence.
Draw a plan of what you want to have for the elevated garden area and you will be well on the way for a successful result.
Take a look at what your neighbors, friends, and family have in place, for ideas on what works and what looks good.
Quality Tools and Materials
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We believe in supplying only the best tools and materials for your job.
Only ever use treated lumber when working on an outdoor job and always use non-rust screws in the construction.
Quality tools not only do a good job but they are also safer to use. A quality tool will last many years with plenty of life in it for more projects and repairs.
A Simple Elevated Garden Plan
You can make a simple elevated garden on site using your DIY skills.
A box structure, running the length of the fence will look great.
Measure the area and cut the lumber to size.
The sides need only be two or three feet high and the height of the legs will depend on the garden you are designing.
Place the supporting legs every four feet to give strength and stability to the structure.
A Layered Elevated Garden Plan
A layered elevated garden will make for a lovely project when transforming a new fence.
A set of three steps leading up the fence may also take away from the flat look of the structure.
Measure the base plank to be the width of the full structure, say three feet long.
Cut another length of two-foot. Line-up the rears of both pieces, one on top of the other, and fix them together.
Now cut a one-foot piece and repeat the above to fix it to the step structure
Do the same for the opposite end of your elevated garden.
When you have the two sets of steps constructed, you will need to connect them.
Cut two pieces of lumber to match the length of the fence and join the two sets of steps at the back and the front.
Repeat for steps one and two to complete the structure.
Fill the elevated garden with quality dirt and you’re good to go.
The Right Plants
The right plants are essential to transforming the fence into a beautiful elevated garden.
Think color, size, and durability when planting an elevated garden.
Always use plants that will give great color come spring and summer
If you use hardy perennials, like rhododendron, you will also get the benefit of greenery during the fall and winter.
Another great advantage of building the elevated garden by the fence is that it will get shade from wind, rain and too much sun.
Elevate Your Dreams
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