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Raised Beds

At Marty’s Acre, our goal is to show you how you can make the most of your acre with the resources that are currently available to you. For example, building raised beds out of materials out of your garage, or are easy to come across. Raised beds are great for small gardening spaces that you wish to keep separate from your landscape, keeping your edibles organized, or creating a unique look to your space.

By adding topsoil, compost and fertilizers, you can create a growing space that will produce high quality, delicious homegrown vegetable to enjoy year round. In the cinder block raised bed, we have brought in a bit of top soil and added Back-To-Nature’s Cotton Burr Compost to add benefits to the soil. By doing this early in the season, the soil will be in prime condition come planting time.

  • Bonnie Mendez

    I’ve got a couple of questions regarding raised beds – What are your thoughts on using old tires as the material for constructing raised beds? And most importantly, how do I best deal with the fact I’m building my beds in a yard of bermuda grass? My brain is trying to supress memories of bermuda grass invasions at a previous address…

    • kristen

      Hey Bonnie, sorry for the delay in response! I’ve seen old tires used quite frequently. They make for a unique addition to your landscape. As far as controlling bermuda, that can be quite a feat. There is a product that works well on grassy weeds, ferti-lome Over the Top II grass killer. The nice thing about this product is it can be sprayed over your desired plants without doing any harm to them. Hope this helps! – Kristen

    • martysacre

      Hey Bonnie, sorry for the delay in response! I’ve seen old tires used quite frequently. They make for a unique addition to your landscape. As far as controlling bermuda, that can be quite a feat. There is a product that works well on grassy weeds, ferti-lome Over the Top II grass killer. The nice thing about this product is it can be sprayed over your desired plants without doing any harm to them. Hope this helps! – Kristen