In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and carpenter Nathan Gilbert help a troop of Girl Scouts bring their raised bed gardens back to life with fresh wood, some replanting, and Tom Silva’s one-of-a-kind planter.
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Old garden beds aren’t hard to refresh, if you know what you’re doing. Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada and carpenter Nathan Gilbert show us how as they help a troop of Girl Scouts breathe new life into their decade-old raised bed gardens.
Cost: Around $120 per box, plus plants
Time: One day
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He then assembles the boards and secures them by drilling pilot holes for each hole to
allow the screws to go in more easily. Once the main base is put together, Nathan then
stacks the second level on top of the first and secures them together with screws [homedepot.sjv.io/eKQrXj].
To prep the garden beds, Jenn and the Daisies will roll out, cut, and place landscape
fabric at the bottom of each planter. They then mix garden soil [homedepot.sjv.io/JzjL6a], compost [homedepot.sjv.io/Ora9DN], and fertilizer [homedepot.sjv.io/NkeQqK] into the beds.
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