Build an Easy DIY Garden Fence

It’s been three and a half months since we planted our raised vegetable garden beds, and they are doing really well. The veggies are so tempting, we had to build a DIY garden fence to keep out one very curious two-year old and two sneaky dogs looking for snacks! 

Here are the DIY raised garden beds my husband built from cedar fencing at the end of March.


This is right after we planted.

This is now! We are so happy with the raised beds. The drainage has been great, and we haven’t had any problems with pests or weeds. 

We planted a lot of tomatoes, and I’m harvesting an armful everyday. 

It’s been especially hard keeping our dogs away from these tasty treats. So we buckled down, and built a little fence to keep our veggies safe. 


3 fence posts

1 pre-made picket fence panel

1 pre-made gate panel

Fence post concrete mix

Post hole digger – borrowed from friends! Thanks K & J!

Gate hardware kit

Galvanized angle connectors (Brackets for mounting fence pieces to posts.)

Galvanized screws


Saw (if fence panel needs to be cut)


Measuring tape

Total cost for supplies was around $100.

Once we got down to business, the fence went up in just a few hours. 

My husband used the post hole digger and followed the directions on the bag of Quikrete, the fence post concrete mix, to set the posts. Here is what the bag looks like in case you need to hunt one down! 

Once the posts were up, he hung the gate first to make sure it fit properly.

Then measured and cut the fence panel down to size. 

And now, we have a pretty picket fence!

If you are like my husband, you know your wife will want the pretty gate hardware. Even if it ends up on the inside of the garden. 

We were a little late in the season getting our garden fence up, but it will pay off next year! We have a lot of plans for our garden area, and are happy to have one more to-do checked off.

If you want to see more about our raised garden beds, you can see phase one here, and phase two here

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  1. If we were truely great friends we would have had an auger for you to borrow! Looks great!!!

  2. This is great craftsmanship! I just love gardens!

  3. Melissa this is wonderful! I have a small space between my garage and the fence that I’m dying to turn into a garden too! Thanks for sharing, you’ve given me tons of ideas 🙂

  4. I love the garden beds and the fence. We some space left at the garden, i think we can do the same and start growing vegatables. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It’s great that you thought of utilizing the space in your backyard. The garden beds looks great and so with the fence. It’s better to be late than never. Great craftmanship!

  6. That looks nice. i wish i can do the same in my backyard. How long did it take you to build the fence and the garden beds?

  7. Wonderful website. Plenty of useful information here.
    I’m sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks on the sweat!
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  8. Charlie says:

    I believe you have mounted the gate with the hinges on the wrong end it (the diagonal brace should come to the bottom of the hinged side of the gate).

    • Hi Charlie!

      You are probably right! We had to make a lot of adjustments on the fly so it would swing the right way. Thanks for letting me know!

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