Build a raised garden bed with the Breeze Blocks and you’ll be amazed at how easy they are to install. The flexible block system lets you create any shape or design of bed, but because it’s made of lightweight and durable blocks, you won’t have to worry about heavy lifting or waiting for concrete or wood. You can create an attractive and sturdy landscape structure in just a few hours.
Make an easy and attractive raised garden bed with standard breeze blocks. This raised garden bed design is easy to build with common materials, and can be improved by adding gravel or cinder blocks as needed. The simple design makes it perfect for both outdoors and indoors.
Gardening can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but doing it well requires the right conditions. Fertile soil, proper sunlight exposure, and the right amount of irrigation are all variables that need to be controlled in order to have a successful garden. A raised garden bed with breeze blocks is an easy DIY project that provides an easy way to achieve these goals. In this article, I’ll show you how to build your own raised garden bed with breeze blocks.
Planning Your Garden
- Decide where you want to put your garden—and the height at which you want to build it.
- Figure out how much space you need for each plant and how many plants you want in total.
- Decide whether you’re going to grow annual or perennial flowers, vegetables and herbs, or both. If there’s room in your budget, consider adding a few fruit trees as well!
- Think about whether or not your soil is suitable for growing certain types of plants. For example: if sandy soils are common where you live (as they are here in Southern California), then cactus would probably be better suited than watermelons! And if clay soils are prevalent where one lives (as they are here in Southern California), then carrots might be more likely than corn because carrots tend not to grow quite as tall when planted among these types of soils.
The Materials You Need
The materials you will need include:
- Breeze blocks. You can buy these at a home improvement store or rent them from a tool rental company.
- Concrete. A bag of premixed concrete is fine for this project.
- Paint. For painting the breeze block, I used exterior latex paint because it’s waterproof and easy to apply with a brush or roller (there are various brands available). For painting the wood slats, use any interior/exterior latex paint that is appropriate for wood surfaces (again, there are lots of options out there). You will also need some brushes and rollers if you are going to apply your own color schemes instead of buying pre-mixed colors from the store; otherwise just get whatever color(s) work best with your space! I painted both sides of each board using two different shades of green so that one side looks brighter while another side has more depth when viewed from afar–this helped me create more contrast between each type of material without making either too bright nor dull-looking on its own terms.
The Tools You Need
The following tools will be useful when building a raised garden bed with breeze blocks:
- Tape measure
- Level and square
- Chop saw (for cutting the rectangles, if you’re not using pre-cut blocks)
- Circular saw (for cutting the posts and rails to length; you’ll need a piece of wood 1×6 or 2×6 for this)
- Shovel/trowel (for digging out the holes for your posts) Wheelbarrow, rake and hoe or shovel (optional but recommended if you want to make digging easier) Hose or watering can
How to Build a Raised Garden Bed With Breeze Blocks
- Mark the location of the first block using a permanent marker.
- Use a spirit level to ensure that the block is level. You can use either the horizontal or vertical level on your drill, depending on which side of the breezeblock you will be placing it.
- Tap in place with a rubber mallet. If you have trouble getting it to sit flush with the ground, tap gently at first so that it sinks into some loose soil and then finish tapping firmly once it’s securely in place.
- Drill pilot holes for screws using a masonry drill bit (in this case, an 18mm bit).
Maintaining Your Garden Bed
You will need to regularly maintain your garden bed.
- Keep it watered. Water deeply and regularly, making sure the soil is kept moist all the way to the bottom of the garden bed. If you have a hose with a wand attachment, you can use that to add water directly to plants. If not, then you can use a sprinkler or hand-watering tool like a watering can or pitcher.
- Keep it weeded: Weeds will compete with your vegetables for nutrients and sunlight as well as provide shelter for pests that could damage your crops (such as slugs). Keeping up on weeding is an important part of gardening success.
- Keep it fertilized: Adding fertilizer at planting time and again 8 weeks later will help boost plant growth so they’ll be more likely to produce more food for you each summer. Organic mulches such as compost or straw also add nutrients back into soil when they break down over time so this step isn’t necessary if using those kinds of mulches instead.* Feed Your Plants: The best way to make sure that all plants get enough food throughout their lives is by adding compost tea every few weeks during hot weather (when most plants need extra energy), especially after heavy rains when nutrient levels may drop off quickly due
Tips for a Successful Raised Garden Bed
In order to have a successful raised garden bed, you need to consider the following:
- Plant your garden in a sunny spot. The more sunlight your crops get, the more they will grow.
- Plant your garden in a spot that gets good drainage. Soil can easily become too compacted if it doesn’t drain properly, which is harmful for vegetable plants as well as for you when working on your garden. Make sure there are holes around the bottom of the breeze blocks or other materials used so that water drains out easily once it rains or when watering the plants yourself.
- Plant your garden in a spot that gets good sunlight and has good soil drainage! These two things go hand-in-hand—you can’t have one without the other.
Conclusion on Building a Raised Garden Bed With Breeze Blocks
You’re now equipped with everything you need to build a raised garden bed with breeze blocks. The best part? Breeze blocks are easy to use, durable, and easy to stack. They also require very little maintenance. If you have any further questions about how to build a raised garden bed with breeze blocks or if you want more information on what type of plants can grow in your new raised garden bed.
Try this DIY project to have your own raised garden.
If you’re looking for a DIY project that’s easy to complete, building a raised garden bed with breeze blocks is the way to go. With this project, you’ll be able to grow your own vegetables, herbs and even flowers in your backyard or front yard. You can also build it on your front porch if you want something right outside your door.
There are many advantages to having your own raised garden bed. It’s a great way to create a healthy and attractive space for growing plants. The most important thing about any garden is that you enjoy it, so make sure you have fun!