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Wanting to make garden beds. Need to know what wood is best for building. 
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Posted 2020-02-13T00:43:43+0000  by Drewil Drewil
Raised garden beds allow more control over the growing process ll The Home Depot Garden Club

Greetings Drewil,  

Planning on building raised garden beds, how exciting! 

Cedar by far is the most recommended wood to use when building raised garden beds. Cedar is naturally resistant to insects and has incredible longevity against rot, yet it is biodegradable.  

Cedar is easy to work with and is relatively lightweight, there are many varieties of cedar: Western Red Cedar, Atlantic White Cedar, Yellow Cedar, Port Orford Cedar and Juniper Cedar, chech with your local Home Depot to see which variety is available in your "neck of the woods". 

Cedar is a beautiful it is the perfect wood for construction of outdoor furniture, decks, fencing and raised beds, being in contact with the soil does not interfere with the performance... However, the exposure to the sun can bleach the wood, turning the finish to a silver grey, it is inevitable the weatherization will take place and change the colorCedar fences, decks and furniture are commonly sealed yearly to keep the grain looking fresh and newKeep Cedar raised beds as organic as possible so that there is no possibility of sealers leaching into the growing soil, embrace the silver-grey wood tone of the raised bed. 

Some raised beds are also constructed of composites, recycled plastic boards but they are so much heavier, hard to work with, and way more expensive than the natural, organic cedar wood. 

Check out the corner wall stone for making the assembly of a raised cedar bed so much easier!

Enjoy creating, filling, planting and harvesting from your new raised beds! 

Let us know if you have any other questions. 



Posted 2020-02-13T14:51:18+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS
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