Prepare Your Location. Place the frame in position and outline it with a shovel. Set the frame aside to remove the grass. Before you set the bed in place, staple wide-mesh hardware cloth to the bottom of the frame. If the wood isn't rot-resistant, staple heavy-duty plastic along the inside walls before adding the soil.
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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.
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Take a 2×2 stake and place it at the middle point of one of the garden bed frame outside walls. Dig or pound it into the ground so the top of stake is level with the top of the side rails. Fasten the stake to the raised bed side rails with deck screws. Repeat with each of the remaining three garden bed frame walls.
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