To make a flower bed, pour layers of soil over newspaper, and allow the soil to decompose for months. You need cardboard, newspaper, topsoil, compost, mulch and bricks. Build the bed at the start of a season, such as spring, so the bed is decomposed enough for the following season.Continue Reading
Cover the grass in the area you wish to build the flower bed at with cardboard.
Pile six layers of newspaper on top of the cardboard.
Use a garden hose to saturate the layers of newspaper with water.
Use landscaping stones or bricks to build a perimeter around the bed.
Mix a rich topsoil and compost together outside of the bed.
Pour the mixed topsoil over the newspaper evenly until the amount reaches 6 inches high.
Add a layer of organic mulch over the soil until the surface of the soil is covered.
Wait a few months before planting to allow worms and the weather to decompose the various layers.
Install an irrigation system in the bed to water the soil with a drip system.