How to Build a Raised Garden Bed With Composite Decking

M. John
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A raised garden bed is an enclosure raised above the ground to any height of your choice. The garden bed allow you to grow your plants without digging or weeding. If you want to have a raised garden bed, you can build one with ultra composite and place it in your garden, porch, decking or balcony. How can you build a raised garden bed with composite decking?

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Ways to Build a Raised Garden Bed With Composite Decking

You can build a raised garden bed with composite decking in two different ways. You can do this by assembling the kit on your own or building it from scratch.

 DIY Method From Scratch 

You can build your raised garden bed with composite decking from scratch. Building it yourself also allows you to customise the garden bed to a shape and size that suits your needs.

Step 1 – Get the Materials Ready

Get all the materials you need to build your garden bed ready. You will need a composite decking board, a drill, screws, screwdriver, saw, measuring tape, and base material.

Step 2 – Lay Down the Base

Lay down the base of your raised garden bed. You can use a lattice base or a grid base to promote aeration and allow water passage.

Step 3 – Install the Corner Post 

Use the tape to measure and cut the composite deckings to your desired size with a saw. Make a hole on each board with a power or manual drill. Then line the first four composite boards and attach them with the screw to make a corner post. Once you’ve done that, repeat the same method to create a rectangular shape.

Step 4 – Fill it With Soil.

Now that you have finished building the garden bed put soil inside and start planting.

The Kit Method 

The composite planter kits are available in various sizes to suit your needs. Unlike the DIY method, the composite planter kit is also easy to set up without using any tool. You can build a raised garden bed with composite decking in minutes with the composite planter kit.

Step 1 – Get the Kit Ready

Based on the desired size of your garden bed, purchase a composite planter kit from a store. The planter kits come with a grid base and aeration sheet to improve airflow.

Step 2 – Assemble the Base

Assemble the base of your raised garden bed by laying out the grids and pushing them together.  Manufacturers made the grids in square segments that make it simple for you to fasten them together. If your kit comes with an aeration sheet, place the sheet on the grids.

Step 3 – Install Vertical Corner Posts

Start installing the corner posts by fastening each post to the corners of the base grid. When installing the post, ensure the apertures are positioned inwards to hold the boards in place.

Step 4 – Install the Boards

Install the boards by slipping them into the holes in the corner post. If your kits include plugs for a stronger grip, push the plugs through the holes in the post and board.

Step 5 – Fill it With Soil.

Now that you have completed the composite garden bed fill it with soil and start planting as soon as possible.

Benefits of a Raised Garden Bed With Composite Decking

Many people thought that composite boards could only be used for building decks alone. Composite deckings are also great for making raised garden beds.

  •  If you use composite decking to make a raised garden bed, you don’t have to worry about chemicals getting into the soil. Decking makers produce composite decking from wood fibres and recycled plastics. These materials are environmentally friendly and do not contain chemicals.
  •  Composite deckings are long-lasting compared to other garden bed materials. Once installed, you don’t have to worry about replacing the sidings or staining your garden bed. You can use a raised garden bed with composite decking for several years without spending a dime on maintenance.

Conclusion 

Building a raised garden bed with composite decking is easy. You can build it yourself from scratch or buy a composite planter kit and assemble it.

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