How to build the perfect raised bed: Rake the existing soil at the bottom of the bed to level it, then tamp it smooth. Line the bed with hardware cloth to keep out gophers and moles; trim the cloth with shears to fit around corner posts.
i made raised beds this weekend! i planted lavendula stoechas and regular lavender, forget me nots, two types of white hydrangeas. i also planted some flower bulbs of white muscari and hyacints that i had in pots.
Good for flower bed- Lay down a thick layer of CARDBOARD in your raised garden beds to kill the grass. It is perfectly safe to use and will fully decompose, but not before killing any grass below it. They’ll also provide compost and food for worms.