Using Cinder Blocks In Your Garden
Using cinder blocks for your garden is especially nice because you can so easily pick your height. If you want to using cinder blocks for your garden, here are several ideas for you. For garden edging, measure your cinder blocks. A standard block is 8 by 8 by 16 inches. Dig a trench around your flower bed with a shovel. Fill the bottom of the trench with 2 inches of gravel. This will allow the cinder blocks to stick up above ground level to help prevent soil runoff from your flower bed. If you prefer edging that’s flush with the ground for easier mowing, dig your trench 10 inches deep. Place the cinder blocks in the trench. Put them with the holes facing up. Fill around the blocks with dirt if necessary to hold them in place. If you want the edging to lie flush with the ground, you can place them with the solid side facing up. Pour gravel in the holes of the cinder blocks to fill them. Alternatively, pour concrete mix in a bucket and add water until it reaches a thick consistency.
Fill the holes in the cinder blocks with the concrete mix by pouring it or scooping it with a trowel. Let it set overnight before watering your plants. As garden planters, dig a trench that’s 8 inches wide, 16 inches long and 2 inches deep. Place a cinder block in the trench with the holes facing up. Fill the bottom of the block with 2 inches of gravel to allow for drainage. Pour potting soil into the cinder block, filling it to the top. Dig into the soil with a trowel or your fingers to plant seeds or plants.