Does the idea of digging out turf and dirt keep you from starting a garden? Me too! But I’ve got a method that will save time and your back. Learn how to start a garden the easy way with these tips.
First, find the location of your new garden beds and determine the size.
What you need:– Newspaper, Cardboard or Weed Fabric– Mulch, Stone or Pea Gravel– Scissors– Hose with Spray Nozzle (if you are using newspaper)– Landscape Pins (if you are using weed fabric)
After you've sited and determined the size of the new garden, measure and lay out the area.
Lay down newspaper, cardboard or weed fabric covering the entire area. If planting in the ground at the same time, dig plants in then put the newspaper and cardboard around the plants.
If using weed fabric, cut to size and tack it down so it doesn't blow around. But if you are using newspaper, apply several layers down and wet it with a hose so it doesn't blow around.
Top off the new beds with mulch, stone or pea gravel.
This 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.