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Raised garden beds

Raised garden beds are the perfect solution for green thumbs challenged by poor, shallow soil. To construct raised garden beds, choose a level, sunny site, and dig deeply to loosen the soil. Form aboveground walls with almost any solid material, like stone, brick, or rot-resistant lumber.

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For gardeners faced with poor, shallow soil, raised beds are the perfect solution. Creating them can be as simple as tilling the existing soil, incorporating some organic matter, and mounding it to form beds.