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    How to Build and Install Raised Garden Beds by Popular Mechanics: Well suited to novices, raised gardens allow you to customize the soil bed and maximize the use of space by setting plants closer together and increasing yield while decreasing water usage and crowding out weeds. The raised bed improves the warmth of the bed due to increased sun exposure, improves drainage, and best of all, saves your back! #Gardeni

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