Raised Bed Area Expansion Fencing & Mulching

Raised Bed Area Expansion Fencing & Mulching

finally got around to doing a little bit more around that raised area better my garden and first thing I did is I went up to my local sawmill and I got a truckload of this mulch they sell for like a $20 a yard and you know they charge you $40 for two yards which is basically a truckload and then I had to get some of that that fabric to put down at landscape fabric and found to my cost coat I said it was good for 30 years so I don't know you know I never seen anything like that before but we'll see how long it lasts so you know I find this mulch to be real good you know it's cheap stuff to use in areas that aren't close to your house because you know it's not treated like the stuff you get in bed just to just basically at the sawmill they remove all the bark they D bark all the logs and stuff and grind it up and you know make make mulch out of it than they diet so you know here it is just starting to spread the mulch around and luckily I haven't put the fence up yet so it makes it real easy to um you know you get to the outside areas around these raised beds that I built from the pool wall parts so this stuff is uh you know it's really nice and it spreads easy and about the only problems I've been having this day is the weather it's just they can turn on a dime it's been like you know pretty bad with that landscape fabric I got some of these little staples too they give you a couple bags of them to help hold it down so wind and stuff doesn't blow it away before you get the mulch on it so you know basically just put down a layer of this fabric and you know I want to overlap it a little bit over what I had already put down under those compo under those um raised beds so just add a trim it trim a little bit around I'm just a you know so I get a little more overlap there so you know basically I just take a couple minutes pretty easy job I did find out a new knife on Amazon then I'd have to do a video about that it's a really good garden knife and not just all-purpose knife that I've been using a lot lately and you know there it is start putting a little bit of mulch in there just to hold down the fabrics while the wind starts you don't come in and stuff so I'm going to spread it I've got it spread pretty much I'm trying I'm shooting for about four inches but I'm somewhere between three and four inches on you know the thickness of it and I'm hoping that's enough and now there you can see I did fill in some of the short pieces of fabric along the side there to UM you know have everything covered with the fabric and I still have a little bit to dig out and you know some cleaning up to doing that one left-hand corner there where you see the grass grown but um you know here this is I'm basically just just getting going with it now and just like I said China kind of stay ahead of the weather because this day it was like I get about you know maybe 45 minutes to an hour outside working and the next thing I know there'd be a massive storm coming soon and you know here you can see here's one of the storm who are how to run inside forget like a storm they were just horned rain and hail all mixed together the hell is only about size of nickels is John you know nickel to dime size and um but though it was enough to you know make you have to run inside all the time so I guess they called it lake effect rain because it was coming off of Lake Ontario there so go back you know back outside after that storm and work a little bit more on it and you know there it is basically I got all the mulch spread and it's it's three to four inches deep for the most part I think that should you know help take care of it's really you know help clean up all the bud and its really you know keeping the weeds down and I actually went back to the other little pass section I had mulch and I cleaned that up and we did all the moles in there too so you know that part's basically done now so it's on to the fencing and I had you know purchases a 4-foot high fencing at Tractor Supply a little while ago so I'm finally getting around to putting it up kind of kind of hard to deal with not winding and stuff once you you know unhook the wire that hold it closed it gets like a just Springs open and gets like a giant slinky in there to try and move around and hold and stuff so if you a job like this it really would have been easier if I had some other you know some more help but um I didn't so I just tried to you know use some clamps and stuff wherever I could act like an extra hand lucky to stay with a nice sunny a little breezy cool day to work so it's what a made it a pretty easy job so you know first thing I did is I really put some you see some of the Craig screws I put in there along the top rails of the fence and this is just kind of a hook everything in place and hold it from falling down and sagging while I'm unrolling it so you know that did take a while because it's like I said it's like you know dealing with 100-pound slinky they're trying to get that stuff to unroll and it kind of you know all trying to it doesn't roll you know come off the roll exactly flat or anything either it's um it's not perfect the way to manufacture this stuff so um you know struggle with that for a little while and finally got it unrolled got it going down the whole length there and you can you can kind of see how you know it's got a lot of a lot of twists and bends in it stuff there and then I had decided step the defense up to keep the top of it level and um but the bottom follow the hill so you know how to go back and I could have probably just bent the bottom over and buried it in the dirt but I decided instead to to just go back and trim off the fence in the areas where I'm you know the the board's on the base they're basically stepped up as I went along that's just that the fence is real soft cutting if you have a good pair of um so like electrician pliers and stuff so you know there it is all all rolled out now and you know pretty much hanging on those screws and you can see how you know it's really twisted and bent and everything else so now it's time to start the stretching of it now I installed it with this I've got an 18 gauge narrow crown stapler that I use for this and makes the job easy I mean you can do hand staples and stuff but I just use some one inch galvanized staples in this and it makes it in a real easy job so first thing I did is I got everything lined up on that one corner and then I cut a couple strips of wood the one on the outside there fits perfectly between the the spacing on the fence wire and I put another one on the back just to be able to screw it to so basically that front strip is locked into the suspension it's going to put an equal pressure all along as I pull it and then I just went back and put in some woodworking clamps and use them to stretch it tight now as you pull you know as you pull on that piece it just kind of stretches everything and gets most of the wrinkles and warps and stuff out of it and it'll pull it down tight and then I just went back with the stapler and I actually I put a staple at each each intersection there so did turn out to be quite a few staples by the time I got done with the fence but you know I figure they're not real heavy staples or anything in it doesn't hurt to put a couple extra ones in so you know I just went wild and put one on every cross now there's probably you know better ways to stretch it and staple it down but I'm just using what I have available and you know trying to get the best job that I can so I went you know I stapled across the top of it and then I kind of pulled it down and I put a staple on each wire on the bottom of it also to that base there and then later when I got done I went up the each of the poles where it crosses put some staples in there so it seemed to be you know on there pretty good when I got done and use 18 gauge staple seem to you know last for 10-12 years I think so that should be good enough there it is I you know pretty much got that first section stapled on and I decided to you know to pull it twice stretch it twice because it's easier when you're using the clamps it takes a lot of force to stretch the full 50 foot so you know I did it at about 25 feet there and in that you know it really makes it pretty easy so that now what I'm going to do is move everything down to the end and just stretch that second half of it too to get the works out now you you really can't get it perfect because the way the fence is manufactured you still get a little bit of waviness in some areas and stuff no matter how tight you pull it so you know you just have to shoot for the best possible results that you can get and be happy with that the same thing you know I put that those boards in there to keep the fence from getting deformed and then just use the clamps to just stretch it tight and then same thing you know go back and put staples in and actually you know it didn't take too long using a stapler it went pretty quick so it wasn't a bad job and it was you know real nice afternoon anyway so once I got the that long face of the fence done I went back to the and where they get going to be and had to do some bending around the corner there and stretch did the same thing there I stretched it and you know stapled it down and then I did leave a little bit extra that had to go back and trim off I didn't want to be short and you know I want to make sure I had enough so I did that and then I just took the end of each wire so there'd be no sharp points by the gate there and just bend it over and just hammered it back into the post and now that way there's nothing you can get caught on or you know anybody can get hurt on and then it was off to the the other side and you know this sides a little bit shorter aside I think the fence is only about 40 inches tall here because of the you know stepping for the grade so same thing just went back and stretched it out and just hold it so you know pretty much glad this is almost done now I just have to go back and you know trim the top of those post level there and do a little more molding on the outside and you know basically this area will be done and ready to move on to other things so you know I just thought I'd share this video and you know show you how I put up and stretch the fence it may not be the best way to do it but you know that's how I did it thanks for watching please subscribe

40 Replies to “Raised Bed Area Expansion Fencing & Mulching”

  1. ALL THE BUGS THAT COME WITH THAT COMPOST! Oh, the fence! Great Job Brother. I don't use fence here in the Woods of the Catskills, my American Blue Pit Dog keeps things away, especially humans! bluepitt.com

  2. My vegetable garden got poisoned once when some drunken bum sh*t in mine. It killed my tomatoes, Jalapenos, and my basil. It doesn't help that I live across the street from a bar. One morning at 3 AM I found a young lady from the bar puking in my raised bed garden. Never ends.

  3. Cardbord is more agreeable for the soil. After ya get that down ,25-30 bags deciduous leaves , logs 2 years dead , more leaves , 2-4 inches horse or cow manure , another 25- 30 bags of your neighbors leaves then timothy hay about 1 foot deep. No weeds. No watering. No fertilizing . Good for 15 – 20 years just adding hay in fall .

  4. i'd like to know just how you made your round garden beds. did you make a video. sure do enjoy watching your videos.

  5. Since it’s been a couple of years, I’d bet that mulch on top of the fabric started to breakdown and became compost on the bottom. Which produces grass/weeds. I’ve used wood chips for a few years and found the fabric underneath is kind of useless. Love the garden though!! Jealous of the fence!!

  6. Looks very nice!! I find it easier to lay the roll of wire down, lay something heavy on the loose end then walk along and unroll it with my foot, then stand it up in place.

  7. I utilized your method of stretching the welded wire fence on my own garden fence and it worked great! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Just loving the neatness and spacious ur garden is. I wish i could have something like this or my husband will help making one similar to this.

  9. beautiful gardens, I live in San Diego, ca and I would like to use the same can of growing pots, Would you please tell me where I can purchase them?

  10. I like how you describe things as you go, I've seen some of your other video's you do really nice work, thank you for sharing.

  11. I've just stumbled upon your channel and I'm so glad I did. Your garden is beautiful and your straightforward no nonsense approach to getting the job done is refreshing. Thanks for sharing your gifts with the rest of us. Bless you.

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