Super easy raised garden construction, perfect for in a location where friends, family and neighbours can be told about your skill and awesomeness in the garden.

Step 1: You Will Need...

To make a square raised garden:
- 4 equal lengths of 6x2 timber.  I used 1200mm lengths as that was what fit in my car.  Have the hardware guys at the store cut the timber to length for you.  Ask for "dressed" timber- this means its the smooth stuff not the splinter stuff.
- 4 L brackets with 10mm holes
- 8 coach bolts (10mm diametre)
- pencil
- electric drill with 10mm bit
- hammer and spanner
- level
- potting mix or compost
- wood stain (optional)

* note.... I built this garden bed as a replacement for a rotten edging the previous owners of the house had built... And planted a tree in. Building around an existing tree is fraught with issues... Only do this with research and great care.
<p>I couldn't tell if that was a tree in the center or a tall stone. </p><p>If it is a tree be careful about raising the height of the soil over the base of the tree it can harm the tree and even cause it to die.</p>
This particular tree was grown in a raised bed... Which had rotten away. I replaced the garden edging without raising the height of the tree. However, I totally acknowledge that you have to be super careful planting around established trees.
<p>Wonderful planning ahead! The raised garden looks great :) Would be cool with a super big stone too!</p>
<p>Make it an inch too high and you can easily kill the tree. </p><p>Best to do a little research first.</p>
Indeed you are correct. This tree was grown in a raised bed by the previous owners of the house. The raised garden here was a replacement for the existing garden bed that had rotten away.

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