Raised planting beds are a great way to grow flowers or vegetables in your yard.

Advantages include better drainage, improved soil, longer growing season, and easier pest control.

Wooden raised planting beds are available in precut kits and are easy to assemble. Choose a kit made from rot-resistant wood, such as cedar, so your raised planting bed will last for years.

Raised bed planting kits are available at The Home Depot.

Watch the video above to find out more.


If you don’t have a green thumb, you’re absolutely right, growing thing in your garden can actually be a challenge. So you want to eliminate some of those obstacles. And one of the things you can do is to grow a raised bed, or create a raised bed for your garden. And this kit that I have right back here behind me does exactly that.

Now, this is a cedar raised bed. I’ll tell you what, I put this together right here in the garden center in no time. Because it’s made of cedar it’s not going to rot or decay, and it will resist the insects. Another thing is, all of the pieces came cut. All you had to do was just do a quick assembly, and it was together.

And the nice thing about these kits also, is with one of them you get a four by four sized garden. You can also extend it. Here on the end you can see right here where I can expand it, or you can actually take it up and stack it if you like. So just depending on what you want to put in your garden you could get one kit or a couple of kits.

But the great thing is that having a raised bed like this will turn your black thumb into a green thumb in no time.

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Jodi Marks

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Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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