Birdies frequently asked questions

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No. all of our beds have been designed for this. If you wish to level the area prior a 50mm-100mm layer of wood chip or stone/aggregate works best.

Yes our corners are the strongest on the market and are UV stable.

We guarantee the designer corners will not fail under normal load conditions, in fact this, as all of our products have gone through rigorous testing and this quality ensures durability and longevity under all environmental conditions.

Yes. Our raised garden beds use stainless steel fasteners; this ensures the integrity of the unit. Birdies beds have a rolled steel edge with a clip on safety strip. The steel is a thick gauge Aluzinc.

This quality ensures durability and longevity under all environmental conditions.

No. This material is purposely manufactured for this curving application, for example water tanks and bull nose verandas.

Yes, it will last many years in the sun. We have also tested it to minus 20C and it still didn’t crack!

Through our online shopping cart.

Some of our products are also available in Bunnings stores nationally.

If you are in the US, see our US icon on our home page.

Yes we deliver to your door anywhere in Australia. Allow for 10 days on the east coast and 10-20 days within WA.

Yes please see our netting systems under accessories.

Yes, a slight slope is fine and we recommend placing the bed long ways down the slope, if placing across the slope place star pickets against the inside of the bed and bolt to the bed or place against the outside, 1m apart will be required.

Using carpet or weed matting for Kikuyu or Cooch turf is recommended, this will keep the worms out for a while, even better whole wet newspapers or cardboard overlapped by 100mm works great. Spreading handfuls of blood and bone and lime onto the turf before covering will cause the turf to rot quickly.

Stainless steel

Yes, we recommend using a geo-textile fabric.

To use, place your bed into position, place the fabric on the inside bottom of the garden bed with excess fabric going up each side, and fill with soil.

The fabric allows the water to drain freely but keeps the soil in place.

Optional: Builders plastic can be laid down before placing your bed into position. Trim the excess plastic with a Stanley knife once filled. The plastic will protect the surface.

Please note: if using plastic the geotextile fabric must still be used as above.

Geotextile can be purchased from us at a cost of $20.00 per bed + postage, or certain hardware stores may also stock this

FORMULA:
Bed Length x Bed Width x Bed Height = m3 of Required Soil
1m3 of Soil = 1000 Litres
EXAMPLE 1:
1.2m (L) x 0.4m (W) x 0.3m (H) = 0.144m3 of required soil
0.144m3 of Soil = 144 Litres
EXAMPLE 2:
0.9m (L) x 0.9m (W) x 0.4m (H) = 0.324m3 of required soil
0.324m3 of Soil = 324 Litres
EXAMPLE 3:
2.2m (L) x 1.3m (W) x 0.4m (H) = 1.144m3 of required soil
1.144m3 of Soil = 1144 Litres

We recommend you use a complete organic soil or the no-dig method, which involves layering hays/straws with manures and composts. In our 740mm high beds we recommend the bottom 400mm is filled with clean sand, general garden wastes or hay bales, we have even placed them on tree stumps. For the 600mm the bottom 200mm needs to be filled with sand or general garden waste. Our 400mm beds are a perfect depth for veggies so fill the entire space up.

Yes, however the type depends on the product and application. Contact us for advice on the right base for your needs.

Our Original modular garden beds are available in 4 colours, Merino, Mist Green, Woodland Grey and AluZinc(silver).

We also have a range of bright colours.

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