Looking for a fun backyard DIY project to tackle? Building a garden bed could be the go! Get out of the house and into the fresh air, whilst creating a lasting reason to go out there more often. Plus, if you use the garden bed to grow your own veggies, you won’t have to worry about how supermarket stocks are affected by panic buying. It’s a win win!
Building a garden bed is super easy with Straightcurve products. First, you need to decide what you’re building that garden bed for. Here are some garden bed project ideas and the Straightcurve products that are best suited for the job.
Fresh food on tap, what’s not to love? Growing your own veggies is easier than you might think and there’s something really rewarding about picking vegetables out of your garden to eat. The freshness also means high nutrient density in the vegetables so you’re getting more bang for your buck there too. If you feel like veggies might be too much of a commitment, herb gardens are super useful and require a lot less maintenance.
There are a couple of ways to approach building a garden bed for vegetables with Straightcurve products.
The simplest choice is to go with one of our raised planter boxes. You can opt for the fixed height or varied height, though the varied height would be better suited if you want to build your garden bed nice and high. The panels lengths allow for either a square or rectangular shape to suit your preferences.
If you want more flexibility with the size or shape of your garden bed the above ground solutions are the way to go. Rigidline (coming soon) will give you those dead straight line and Flexline would be ideal if you wanted a more organic shape. We’d recommend the 400mm or 560mm high options for better drainage through the soil.
Feel like your garden could use a makeover? There’s no reason why you can’t build a garden bed purely for aesthetic reasons. Add a bit of hierarchy and definition to your backyard with a feature bed or two. Again, you could go for the above ground or planter box solutions here.
Who says you have to build a garden bed exclusively for gardening? The kids will love a sandpit in the backyard and it’ll keep them entertained for hours. We’d recommend one layer of the varied height raised planter boxes for this one; keep it nice and simple. Otherwise the 240mm Flexline will be slightly taller and can offer a more organic shape. Why not get them involved in the process too? This blog has some helpful tips on how to build a sandpit.