As you can see we have the grass all gone now. We did a combination of digging some of it out by hand with a flathead shovel, spray roundup in the difficult areas, and tilling the rest of it up. This was the part I don’t enjoy. Now I need to get some good stuff to amend the soil. My soil is a heavy clay that is just impossible to grow plants in. I will add some peat moss, garden soil, and some precious black gold from my compost bin to aerate the soil. Then I will till all of these things into the soil along with some Weed Preventer with fertilizer.
As you can see below I included a shot of the new bed and how it connects to the corner arbor bed that exists in the opposite corner. I have been monitoring the new bed for a few months to determine what kinds of plants I can plant based on the sun exposure during different times of day and year. I am getting excited to be done with the prep work so I can start planting which is my favorite part of the whole process.
Stay tuned…there will be more to see soon.