Raised flower beds are an advantageous way of growing plants to save space and overcome poor soil conditions. Bricks create long-lasting, stylish raised flower beds.
- Concrete mix
- Rubber mallet
- Brick jointer
- Place bricks
Decide how you are going to place the bricks. You can gain an accurate idea of how many bricks you will need. Draw the perimeter of your raised flower bed in the soil with a sharp stick.
- Dig the trench
Dig out a trench 50mm deep and 100mm wide along the perimeter you marked in the soil. Smooth down the inside of the trench and tamp with a flat-ended length of wood.
- Mix the concrete
Pour out the concrete mix and water into the bucket. When all of the concrete and water are mixed, continue to mix until you remove all air pockets or dry sections.
- Soak the bricks
The bricks should be thoroughly wet so the mortar bonds correctly. Soak the bricks in water.
- Building The First row
Spread mortar on a brick with the trowel, and then press the brick gently into place. Adjust for level and straight row using rubber mallet.
- Cut a brick
You need to stagger your bricks, meaning that one brick in the second row sits on two bricks in the row below it. To do this, you’ll start every other new row with half a brick. Cut a brick in half with a firm tap from the pointed end of a hammer.
- Start the second row
Mortar and place the half brick, then place a full brick next it like normal. Do this on both ends of the wall, so that each side has a half brick and a full brick in place.
- Repeat until you have desired height
Repeat steps 5, 6 & 7. Continually mortar and place the brick, adjust for level and straight row.
- Add soil
You can fill the raised flower bed with the soil of your choice and start planting.
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