Raised bed gardens are great for places with poor native soil. We suggest filling yours with a mixture of two-thirds topsoil and one-third compost. We've listed the step-by-step instructions here, with a link to a video demonstration - and a link to the next step in completing your raised garden.
Materials needed for 4' x 12' raised bed garden:
- 4 cubic yards of soil
- 4 cubic yards of topsoil
- Sweet Peet® or other compost
- Gardening gloves
- TrimmerPlus® cultivator
- Place the topsoil and the compost in the box - do not layer the two materials.
- Use a shovel to gently mix the soil, then use a hand cultivator - such as a TrimmerPlus® attachment - to further incorporate the mix.
- Rake smooth.
- The final soil should be loose enough for you to insert your finger up to the knuckle.