Build Permanent Garden Beds and Paths

This guide helps you build permanent garden beds and paths, includes gardening tips, when to add compost, creating instant gardening beds and how to build new garden beds.



This lush and productive garden was created by Jutta and Peter Graf on Deer Isle, Maine.
This lush and productive garden was created by Jutta and Peter Graf on Deer Isle, Maine.
LYNN KARLIN
For low-cost edging, use logs from your local tree trimmers. Leave the ends of the beds open if you plan to use a rototiller.
For low-cost edging, use logs from your local tree trimmers. Leave the ends of the beds open if you plan to use a rototiller.
BRIAN ORR
You can make instant beds anywhere using bags of topsoil covered with mulch.
You can make instant beds anywhere using bags of topsoil covered with mulch.
BRIAN ORR
Flowers and vegetables are beautifully blended in this elegant parterre with grass paths in Victoria, Australia.
Flowers and vegetables are beautifully blended in this elegant parterre with grass paths in Victoria, Australia.
DAVID CAVAGNARO
A guide to build permanent garden beds and paths. This lovely combination of edible and ornamental beds is at the Seed Savers Exchange's Heritage Farm near Decorah, Iowa.
A guide to build permanent garden beds and paths. This lovely combination of edible and ornamental beds is at the Seed Savers Exchange's Heritage Farm near Decorah, Iowa.
PHOTO: BECKY WHALEY

















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