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Garden bed against a fence

Garden bed against a fence
Posted by Dan from Virginia on 2008-07-01 11:13:00

Hi, I just bought my first place and I'm new to all of this.
I building a large garden bed which will back up to an older fence. What should I use to protect this fence from the soil and to keep the soil from falling through.
Any ideas would be great.
  • Growing against a fence
    Posted by Cindy from CA/So. Coast on 2008-07-03 08:54:00

    I have the same problem and If I had the money to invest in doing it right I would do like my Dad did (he knew everything) and run wide boards down along the base and sink it half way to hold run-off back and protect the fence. What I have done is used railroad tyes as that is what I had on hand to make raised beds in front of the fence.


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