Raised Beds - Knowledgebase Question

Mountlake Terrace, WA
Question by elmer5
May 21, 1999
I have a question regarding setting planter boxes directly on the lawn. I want to plant corn. Do I need to break up the grass first?

Answer from NGA
May 21, 1999


It's a good idea to break up the surface of the soil before putting planter boxes or raised beds over turfgrass. If you don't break it up to allow the old and new soils to intermingle, the old soil surface can stop water from draining properly. This is especially true if there will be a layer of dead grass and old grass roots.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Penstemon Dark Towers blooms"