DoubleDogFarm
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"Hope this makes sense"?! My God, man; it's !@#%^*! brilliant!
Cynthia,

Thank you, You trying to make me blush :D

Couple thoughts,

If the court is made of something other than concrete forget it. Asphalt is out for sure and I don't know if a clay court would hold together.

When you tip up the end slab, you will have a 2ft x 4ft area of bare soil. With the next planters end tipped up, you now have a 4ft x 4ft bare area. Maybe the compost bins go there.

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Eric

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Thank you,

Bring along your pruners, the English ivy is creating shade. :lol:


Eric

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Couple of tubes of masonary cement seals the deal (or a banding strap or some such outside if you are worried about the ingredients; I am more concerned with two hundred pound slabs crushing toes...)

But I concur with Cynthia; very elegant...

HG
Scott Reil

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The planters being 2ft tall and the aisle made of concrete, is wheelchair accessible. :D The bare soil between planters could be back to back park benches.
Couple of tubes of masonry cement seals the deal (or a banding strap or some such outside if you are worried about the ingredients; I am more concerned with two hundred pound slabs crushing toes...)
THG,

I like your banding idea. Metal banding that will rust and add more character. The corners could be drilled and pinned.


Eric

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Love the idea

I love the suggestion of cutting up the pavement and using it as the sides of the bed! Brilliant.

I can't do it for our community garden; the tennis courts belong to the City and we are leasing them for the garden. There is no way we could do something like that to the courts.

Plus - just in case anyone wants to do it for their own project - I did price out having the cement cut up and concrete cutting companies charge per linear inch and per depth inch. Typically, cement/concrete projects are built with 6 inch deep cement. The price to cut the cement out was actually about 50% more than leaving it there and doing raised beds.

If your concrete is thin, though, this would be feasible and very possibly less expensive than lumber beds.

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