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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the ground have to be level for my raised garden bed?

Our original range does not however we recommend it for our other ranges. To level the area prior, a 50mm layer of hardwood chip or stone/aggregate works best as this allows for superior drainage and will also protect the bottom edge of the raised bed.

Designer bed corners

These are made from solid Aluminium and the design allows for a bed that will not detach unlike PVC plastic corners.

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.

Which beds have a base?

Please see our CBD range of planters

What can I put in the beds?

Only use a complete organic soil from a landscape supplier 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 hardwood timber (see hugelkultur method), we have even placed them on tree stumps. Our 370mm beds are a perfect depth for veggies so fill the entire space up.

Are your garden beds strong?

Yes. Our raised garden beds use stainless steel bolts; 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 Australian made Aluzinc/Zincalume containing Zinc, Magnesium and Aluminium.

This quality ensures durability and longevity under all environmental conditions.

What’s the easiest method to order?

In Australia through our online shopping cart.

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

If you are overseas see the top of our home page for the available locations.

Can you deliver to my door interstate?

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

Can your beds be placed on a slope?

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.

What about placing on the lawn?

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.

Can you put your beds on Concrete/Paving?

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

How much soil do the standard beds take?

Bed Length x Bed Width x Bed Height = m3 of Required Soil
1m3 of Soil = 1000 Litres

1.2m (L) x 0.4m (W) x 0.3m (H) = 0.144m3 of required soil
0.144m3 of Soil = 144 Litres

0.9m (L) x 0.9m (W) x 0.4m (H) = 0.324m3 of required soil
0.324m3 of Soil = 324 Litres

2.2m (L) x 1.3m (W) x 0.4m (H) = 1.144m3 of required soil
1.144m3 of Soil = 1144 Litres

0.97m (D) circular beds x 0.37m (H) = 0.25m3
0.25m3 of Soil = 250 Litres

0.97m (D) circular beds x 0.74m (H) = 0.5m3
0.5m3 of Soil = 500 Litres

What colours…

Mist Green/Pale Eucalypt
Slate Grey/Woodland Grey

What type of veggies can I plant?

Please click on this link to see our planting guide for Australian seasons.

What is the in ground durability of your Cypress pine?

Please click on the below link for info on our white cypress heartwood.

What is the height and width of the Stacka boards?

The board height is 145mm and 40mm thick.

Variations per batch may occur due to timber irregularities.

Your answer isn’t here?

If your questions has not been answered by our birdies frequently asked questions, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to give you the information you need.

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