Does the idea of digging out dirt and turf keep you from starting a garden? Wait until you see how easy it is to start a new garden in fall using the no-dig method.
While the traditional method of starting a new garden always works, the no-dig method is easier for several reasons.
First, it saves time and labor because you don’t have to dig and till the soil. This means less work and less strain on your back and muscles.
Second, the layers of organic matter (if not using weed fabric) help to create a healthy growing environment by improving soil structure, increasing water retention, and providing essential nutrients for your plants.
This can result in healthier plants, higher yields, and a more productive garden.
Finally, the no-dig method can also help to reduce weed growth because the layers of organic matter smother weed seeds and prevent them from germinating.
This means less time spent weeding and more time enjoying your garden.
The no dig method can be used to start a new garden or to suppress weeds yearly between plants. If you want to suppress weeds in the flower garden, use newspaper or cardboard between plants because they will break down over time and enrich the soil.
Follow along to learn more about how to start a new garden.