Custom Made Raised Garden Beds in Vancouver

Custom Raised Garden Beds in Vancouver

Beautiful for vegetable gardening, decorative gardening, even boulevard garden boxes can produce a showy display of flowers and edibles. We offer custom made raised garden beds in Vancouver, BC.

Along those lines, West Coast Seeds has published a very informative article on raised garden beds. Here is an overview:

Building raised beds for your vegetable (or herb, or flower) garden requires an investment of work plus the cost of materials, but they will reward you in the coming years in a number of ways.

Benefits of raised beds

Building raised beds for your vegetable (or herb, or flower) garden requires an investment of work plus the cost of materials, but they will reward you in the coming years in a number of ways. Raised beds are usually built out of lumber, but a wide variety of other materials can be used.

The soil in raised beds warms faster in the spring, and stays warmer in the fall, allowing you to extend your harvest period.

Raised beds also produce an environment that is easy to control. You can decide exactly what kind of soil and amendments go into each one, and you can even vary the nature of the soil to suit the kind of plants you intend to grow.

It’s very easy to make an instant cloche greenhouse out of a raised bed, for instance, by securing cloche pipe in place with U-brackets fixed to the inside or outside of the box.

By building a separate frame the same dimensions as your raised bed, and stapling clear plastic onto it, you can create an instant cold frame, which is perfect for germinating seeds earlier in the spring. This frame can also have mesh screen attached in order to keep birds, cats, or other animals out of the boxes.

Raised beds can also be placed just about anywhere. You can build them straight in the middle of a lawn area in your yard.

When you’re first designing your raised beds, try to build them as tall and as sturdy as your budget allows. Using cedar shingles for the sides is a good idea, as it decomposes very slowly.

For food gardening, be sure to avoid lumber that has been pressure treated, or treated with chemicals. It’s smart to bring in new soil to fill your raised beds if you can find quality soil at a garden centre.

“Lasagna gardening” is made really easy in raised beds.

You don’t need to fill raised beds right to the top, either. In fact, leaving 4-6” empty at the top will create a slight windbreak for the soil, and will help to raise the soil temperature faster each morning.

Custom Made Raised Garden Beds in Vancouver – Contact Us

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Fence Installation East Vancouver - Lawn Enforcement Landscaping and Fences

Fence Installation East Vancouver & Surrounding Areas

Lawn Enforcement Landscaping installs fencing, gates, arbours, pergolas and decks in Vancouver and the surrounding areas such as Richmond, Burnaby, North Van and West Van.

We install traditional panel fencing or custom-built beautiful, modern-looking fencing for your dream garden.

We are experienced in installation projects with residential, commercial and strata clients.


The materials we use include lumber: cedar, pressure treated and specialty hardwoods. For installation of aluminum/lumber hybrids, we use the help of our aluminum sub trades.

Fencing & Landscaping Services in One

With Lawn Enforcement Landscaping, there is no need for two separate contracting companies – we do the fence installation AND the landscape installation too.

Very often our client meetings result in landscaping being added to the scope. We even often get the job because we do both. This makes the process easier for the client.

Turnaround Time

We provide a quick turnaround time which is another thing our customers love. Often, an installation will be completed within a day and usually not more than a week. We know that living in a construction zone, even if it’s just a gate or fence installation, is not fun. The fun part is enjoying your beautiful, new installation.

Stellar Reviews

We are very proud of the work we do and strive to make sure each and every one of our customers are happy. We are pleased that so many of our clients have left excellent reviews.

A big shout out and thank you to all of you.

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Here’s what people say about us on Google. As of the time of this writing, our ratings are 5 stars.

Contact Us For an Estimate – Fence Installation East Vancouver

We have a contact form if you’d like to click through the boxes to request an estimate.

Or give us a call or email:
Lawn Enforcement Landscaping (2019) Ltd.
1296 E 17th Ave Vancouver BC V5V 1C6

Fence installation East Vancouver – and so much more!


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COVID-19: We practice safe social distancing with our team and you, and are pleased to be able to help you move forward on projects during this time.

About Us

We are a company that has been established for over 20 years and recently taken over by longtime manager, Cole Graham.

Lawn Enforcement Landscaping is a Vancouver based landscape construction and maintenance company servicing Vancouver, North and West Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond. Along with quality commercial and residential lawn and landscape weekly maintenance, we also offer a wide range of hardscape and softscape landscaping services for your commercial or residential project. We do paving stones, patio stones, drain tile, garden installation.

Our goals at Lawn Enforcement Landscaping have stayed the same over the years:

  • To provide a wide range of dependable, complete, quality COMMERCIAL and RESIDENTIAL landscaping services to a loyal and manageable client list in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, West Vancouver and North Vancouver (certain minimums apply).
  • To provide good value landscaping services in Vancouver. Projects start at $1500. See our estimate request form.
  • To provide reliable one-time landscaping project services. Minimum charge for a one-time project is $250 + tax. ($400 + tax to West Van, North Van, Richmond, Burnaby).

See the transformation of this beautiful West 5th Ave landscape in Vancouver:

West 5th AFTER


West 5th DURING


West 5th BEFORE

Images in this post highlight our hardscape & softscape skillsets in a small setting! Design by Meghan O’Brian

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Lawn Enforcement Landscaping (2019) Ltd.

Paving Stones in Vancouver, BC

Lawn Enforcement Landscaping takes great pride in our hardscape work. Pictured here is a recent installation of paving stones in Vancouver for a driveway.

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Proper Paving Stone Installation

By following the proper steps of base preparation/compaction, detailed laying of the pavers, certified edge restraints and polymeric jointing sand – we are left with a driveway parking pad that will stay true for years to come!

Know your base! Lawn Enforcement takes pride in their high attention to detail and we only install to ICPI standards International Concrete Paver Institute. The most common failure that comes from paving stones is improper base and compaction. This will cause settling, rutting and edging failure in your finished product.

Overview of Materials Required for Paving Stones

Geotextile Fabric: Prevents gravel base migration into soil sub-base.

Gravel Base (3/4” minus road base gravel). Here are some rough amounts required:

  • Walkways, Patios: 4”
  • Driveways, parking pads: 6”-12”
  • Compacted in 2” lifts depending on plate compactor used at time of installation

Sand base:

1” of bedding sand MAX

Paving Stones/Jointing Sand/Edge Restraints

Keeping Our Pavers As Local as Possible

We work with a variety of local suppliers to bring you a great selection of interlocking and hydrapressed slab pavers!

Click here to request a Paving Stone Installation today!

Here is the ‘before’ picture of the driveway seen above:

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Paving Stones in Vancouver, BC

Cole Graham

Lawn Enforcement Landscaping (2019) Ltd.



Playhouse Plans, playhouse designer and builder in Vancouver

Kids Playhouse Construction

People with kids know how much their kids enjoy playing in the yard especially if they have a playhouse. Why not get us to build them one?

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