If you have a kid who loves helping out in the garden but you're always brushing the dirt off their knees, a raised bed may be the perfect addition to your landscape. A simple frame of rot-resistant lumber holds the soil in place and brings it to a height that's easy for everyone to reach in without climbing all over precious plants. The quick upgrade makes a great Earth Month family project.
Take a look at How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
to see how This Old House
landscape contractor Roger Cook got it done in just 2 hours.