Building A Home Garden

How To Make A Vegetable Garden in South Florida

Everyone loves eating fresh vegetables. Garden Services is going to show you how easy it is to make your very own homegrown vegetable garden.

Supplies Needed:

(1)  roll of weed barrier

(20) 18x8x8 concrete blocks

(1) Yard of potting soil

Steps to Creating Your Perfect Home Garden:

1) Find and area that provides at least six to eight hours of continuous sun light.

2) Area should be located close to garden hose or sprinkler system.

3) Mark off an area that is four foot wide by ten feet long.

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4) On the marked off area, lay out your flattened weed barrier, over the whole area that was marked. This will be used as a barrier from the ground surface to prevent nematodes and other insects from coming up to the garden from underneath. The barrier is also porous so that water will drain trough.

5) On top of the barrier lay 3 concrete blocks continuously with the open cells facing up & down on each side. On the ten foot sides you will need 7 concrete blocks with the open cells facing up & down butting against each other. You now have a rectangular framed vegetable garden approximately 10 foot x 4 foot.


6) Fill framed in area with one yard of sterilized potting soil up to the top of concrete blocks.
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7) Your now ready to plant your vegetable seeds or plugs. Warm season crops such as sweet corn, cucumber, watermelon and pepper should be planted now for a late spring harvest.

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8) The idea on the 4 foot wide beds is so that you can plant or work the beds from either side and not disturb the fragile root system of the plants.

Be sure to monitor your plants daily for water. It’s best to water early in the morning and mulching between the vegetable rows to conserve water. Vegetable gardens need at least 1/2 to 1 inch of water per week.

Happy Gardening

I hope the above helps you with tips to improve your landscaping. If you need help regarding your landscape, we at Garden Services are fully licensed & insured to handle all of your irrigation, landscaping, maintenance and tree service needs whether it’s a residential, commercial or homeowner association property .