Raised Bed Garden Soil Preparation

Raised Bed Garden Soil Preparation

Layering dependent on the type of soil:

Different soils require different types of layering. Sandy soils will require a mix that contains halve the quantity of sand and double quantity of peat. After putting this top layer sandy soils become more drought resistant and are able to retain moisture better. A clayey soil will require a layer of one part peat, 4 parts of sand, and 2 parts loam as it helps proper growth of roots as well as allows better drainage.

Ingredients have to be thoroughly mixed and only then evenly put over the soil. The mixture then has to be worked into the surface with the back of a rake or a stiff broom. This procedure is essential as otherwise the grass will not get smothered.

You must not hurry with the application as with patience only you will be able to prepare soil for a raised bed garden. At times the soil in the garden could be compacted with bigger particles. An even or thin layer of sand needs to be evenly spread over the layer in such a case.

Layering annually:

Make sure to aerate the soil before putting the top layer of sand. This needs to be essentially done to ensure that air circulates freely around the roots off the grass. With the creation of air channels, air can freely pass around the roots which can be done by removing the cores in the soil.

The process of removing cores is just like putting in spikes or coring of an apple. Raising the bed of your garden is essential as it helps to the lawn healthy throughout the year. The process may not take much of your time, and if you need to take the services of a gardener which is worth the effort after all the garden has to look healthy as it is a part of the surroundings of your house.