Hi all, I am new to gardening and I have just bought a galvanised raised bed measuring 900mm wide, 1200mm long and 300mm deep and there is no bottom of the garden bed. How should I set up a garden bed on paved surfaces???
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Let me tag the amazing @Adam_W to see how he would tackle this project. I'm sure @MitchellMc will also be more than happy to share his thoughts when he is back online tomorrow. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.
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Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community, it's great to have you join us.
You'll find most of our steel garden beds come with no bottom as they are commonly placed on grassed or soil covered areas. This doesn't mean they can't be used on a tiled area.
I would suggest using drain matting as it will prevent all the soil and sediment from escaping and minimise any staining to your tiles. Start by draping the drain matting over the entire garden bed. Begin filling the bed up to the top with your soil. Once you have filled the bed you can then trim the excess matting off from around the sides for a neat finish.
You might also be interested in reading through these previous discussions: Drainage solution for Raised Garden bed on Concrete by @kay23 and Raised garden bed by @patricial.
Please let me know if you need further assistance or had any questions.