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Go green with raised garden bed

Transform old concrete slab into rustic masterpiece
Published on May 11, 2011

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Q: I have a concrete slab (about 2 to 3 inches thick with small rocks embedded on the surface) in front of my house. The area is about 3 feet by 20 feet. I would like to remove it.

Can I break up the slab, then cut it into smaller blocks and use them to build a raised garden bed? If so, do you have any suggestions on how to do the job? If not, do you have any other suggestion for reusing this concrete?

A: We applaud your effort to go green. You're in for a lot of work, but if you persevere, you will end up with a handsome raised bed for your veggies or flowers. Here are a couple of suggestions:

Your first job is to decide on the finished look you want. Do you want to go rustic, like the old rock walls seen in the Gold Country, or d

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