Landscaping always seems to be scary until you do it. Start on a small area, if you follow these steps you'll surprise yourself!
Landscaping for Beginners
Hey everyone! If you have some gardens in your back yard and you look at them like W....T...Flip these tips might help you out! This will also teach you how to make a new garden if you don't have a messy one to clean out.
Love a cold Nova Scotian
ITS NOT HARD! I Promise!
Find your Bed
No really, in my case i had to find my garden bed (or lack there of)
Its still early spring so these bushes don't look like much but (I'm not sure what kind they are) they actually produce a beautiful pink and white flower and fill out super thick. Perfect, they need a garden bed, they need to stand out!
Clean it out.
Its hard to believe but all of those rocks under my feet came from this bed. After a few years they sink into the ground and get grown over (if you don't maintain them) Pull them to one side because you will need them and rake out all of the dead debris.
There are proper tools for edging but a pointed shovel works just fine also. Step on the shovel and pierce the ground then you can just pull Add Caption
away the grass you don't need. This just allows for a better divide between your grass and mulch.
This part is easy, anywhere you want to put mulch...you put your fabric! Put it UNDER rocks (to hold it down before mulch) and cut AROUND your trees/bushes
Landscaping fabric is about 20$ a roll and goes a LONG way. It doesn't allow weeds to grow up and keeps your bed tidy. You can get it at your local hardware store or garden center.
You don't have to do this step but as you can see I took all the rock I had and created a border around my garden before i put the mulch in.
Perk to doing this, its easier to keep the mulch inside the garden and doesn't mix with the grass because it creates a wall.
Add Your Mulch
Add Your mulch but cutting open your bags and raking them in about 2-4 inches thick across your garden. Now you can add solar lights or garden accessories and wait for those bushes to bloom!