If you have a flower bed that you’re looking to prolong the life of, building a raised flower bed with cinder blocks will help. By using your soil in the bed, you’ll be able to extend the life of your flowers by keeping out pests and watering them easily. This guide contains everything you need to know about building a raised flower bed with cinder blocks: materials, how much soil to use, how long it takes to build, and how many blocks are needed.
Creating a raised flower bed with cinder blocks is fairly easy and can be done in short amounts of time. You’ll need the hardware that comes with the cinder blocks, along with a few other pieces to help make them easier to handle and rotate. Not only will you need to use a trowel to dig dirt out of the flowerbed but also you’ll want one specially made for gardening.
Learning how to build a flower bed can be accomplished with a little research, some planning, and careful work. Following these steps should help you get the job done correctly for a good-looking raised flower bed that can last for years.
- Trowel or spade
- Gardening gloves
- Safety glasses or goggles
Put on your safety glasses and gloves and cut the cinder blocks.
Before you begin, put on your safety glasses and gloves. Then use a masonry saw to cut the cinder blocks. Make sure to wear protective gloves when handling the cinder blocks; they’re heavy and can be sharp. Place them on top of a flat surface, outside the flower bed area so they don’t roll away while you are working with them.
You can measure accurately using tape measures that are available at most home improvement stores and hardware stores. Cinder blocks are heavy; make sure you have help lifting them.
Lay out Your Flower Bed
After you’ve gathered all your supplies and tools, it’s time to lay out your flower bed. The first step is to make sure you have the right materials for the job at hand. If you don’t use cinder blocks for this project, use whatever material will be strong enough to hold up when filled with soil or plants once the project is complete.
Once you know what size bed you want, it’s time to shape it into a rectangle or square shape depending on what type of look works best with your home or garden space. You can use a tape measure or ruler and place stakes in each corner so that they’re evenly spaced apart from each other as well as mark where paths should go between beds and inside them by using string tied between stakes at even distances apart from each other (eighty inches) around their entire perimeter would be ideal but forty inches apart should do just fine too.
Fill In Your Flower Bed
Now that you have the cinder block frame and your soil, it’s time to get down to business and fill in your flower bed. First, use a trowel to add soil until it is level with the top of the cinder blocks. Using a rake, smooth out any bumps or ridges in the soil; this will help keep water from pooling on one side and drying out on another. Remember: deep roots are what plants need.
After filling in your flower bed with dirt, take some time to make sure that everything looks good before planting anything permanent. Use your hands to firm up any loose parts of dirt so that nothing falls out when watering or rain comes through—this will help prevent erosion over time (and save money on mulch). Also make sure that there are no small rocks or sticks poking up through the earth; you don’t want to damage any new plants by stepping on them accidentally! Finally, choose a spot where sunlight reaches most of each day (but not full sun during midday), as well as areas that drain well if there’s heavy rain coming at some point during planting season–this will allow more moisture into plant roots without risking root rot due too much standing water nearby.
Plant Your Flowers
Plant your flowers.
Make sure to water your flowers regularly, as they need a lot of water to grow properly and stay healthy. If you want to use fertilizer on the blooms, be sure to apply it when you first plant them so it can soak in and help them get off on the right foot.
Cinder blocks are a great way to build a beautiful flower bed and create a good space for your plants.
Cinder blocks are a great way to build a beautiful flower bed and create a good space for your plants. Cinder blocks give you a lot of freedom in arranging your flower bed, and they’re also very affordable. Here’s how to put cinder blocks together to make a flower bed:
- Start by laying out the cinder blocks on the ground where you want the flower bed. The length of the block should be roughly twice as long as its width, so if it’s going to be four feet by eight feet, use eight-foot blocks that are four feet wide (or another length).
- Connect them together with cement mortar mix or construction adhesive (not regular glue). You can also use steel rebar if it’s needed for extra strength.
Creating a raised flower bed is a great way to add some color and life to your yard. Cinder blocks are an easy way to build the frame of your flower bed and create a space that you can fill with dirt, plants, or other decorations. They are cheap and durable so they will last for years to come while keeping your flowers safe from weeds or other unwanted pests. With just these few steps you’ll be on your way towards having beautiful new flowers right outside your door.