raised beds - Knowledgebase Question

Sandusky, Oh
Question by lucyjane4809
January 10, 2010
Making a raised bed with 2x8 boards and frame. Have sandy soil and lots of creeping charlie and crab grass from my yard and neighbors. What is best to use to pound into the ground 10-12

Answer from NGA
January 10, 2010


I'd line the bottom of the bed with hardware cloth. It's rigid and tough enough to keep out errant roots but has plenty of holes for drainage. The same material can be used to line the beds. My second choice would be landscaping weed barrier cloth. Best wishes with your new raised bed!

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