Design Tip: Come Up with a Pattern Raised beds are often set up as squares or rectangles that run parallel to one another. But you can add some fun to your landscape by selecting different geometric shapes or patterns. For example, mimic the lines of an architectural feature on your home.
Copper tape repels slugs and creates a finished, tailored look. The tape "comes in different widths to accommodate the size wood you choose to build the raised beds," says Luna. If you use 6-inch-wide copper tale, it will give you a 2-inch lip on each side of a 2-inch top edge. A 13-foot-long roll of Copper Slug Tape (1.25 inches wide) is $9.95 from Gardeners Supply.
When space is limited, this gated cedar raised garden kit will get you set up for gardening. It's made of beautiful cedar wood and features a gate to keep out pests where you can enter at your leisure. Grow tomatoes, squash, whatever your fancy in this garden sanctuary.