Once our boxes were built, we needed to figure out our layout.
I had an idea of what I wanted the garden layout to look like. I told my husband what my vision was, and he meticulously measured everything, making sure that the spacing of the boxes was exact and that everything lined up beautifully!
Step Four: Cut out Grass
Step Five: Put Down Chicken Wire
We had an annoying mole that kept showing up in our backyard last year. To make sure he didn't destroy our garden, we invested in chicken wire with one inch holes. Apparently chicken wire will keep moles out of your garden!
Since our boxes were two feet wide, the 2ftx25ft chicken wire was perfect! We cut the wire the length of the boxes, placed the wire on top of the dirt, and then placed the boxes on top of the wire.
Once all four boxes were lined up.....
.....Matt used a mallet to press the boxes into the ground.
|Lastly, he loaded the garden soil up in the wheel barrel and filled the boxes with the soil.|
Step Seven: Put Chicken Wire Around Garden
|The fourth weekend, we planted our garden, put up a chicken wire fence and placed pea gravel in the garden!|
|We also did three tomato plants in pots.|
|Lastly, we cut plastic and placed it over the grass inside of our garden, before pouring pea gravel over it. The purpose of the pea gravel was for easy maintenance, but I also think it makes the finished garden look really nice.|