I tried to do this myself i need to fix looks nasty Help!!!!

q garden
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  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Apr 29, 2020

    Aw doesn't look nasty it just looks new :) I would mulch it for sure and add a little garden edging to make it look more finished.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 29, 2020

    I agree with Grandmas house. You just started, keep going and do as she said add some mulch and edging like bricks or rocks. I'd separate the tall scrubs more. Maybe move one to other end.

  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Apr 29, 2020

    GrandmasHouseDIY wrote exactly what I was thinking. Gardens look better with definition.

    1.Put in a border to define where the yard stops and the garden begins. To start this can be as simple as a line of tree limbs. Bricks are cheap and can be placed on the surface of the ground until you are sure where you want them then they can be dug into the ground. Once while I was developing a new bed I used short pieces of scrap 2x4 with a black stain.

    2.Mulch the bare areas to provide a contrast to the yard and keep the weeds down. Mulch also keeps the bed from drying out. Depending on your area many garden stores will have hay, pine straw, shells and hulls, in addition to bags of mulch. Anything made from real plants and trees will slowly decompose and add to the soil. There are some mulches make from recycled rubber. They will provide cover but will not assist the soil.

    3.Mow and rake the yard. Fertilize it regularly to keep it healthy. This also establishes contrast with the well defined flower bed.

    This might sound like a lot but these can be done quickly and easily with an immediate improvement.

  • Sebiha Sebiha on Apr 29, 2020


    Ps. my name is Teresa. BYE!!!

    to tell the truth kinda looks like there was a party going on Shay's garden.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Apr 29, 2020

    I would say add a little mulch and some stones/bricks/edging and it will be complete

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 30, 2020

    Don't forget the important step of putting down landscaping fabric under the mulch, and under any edging you install. This will greatly reduce the number of weeds popping up around your plants, reducing the amount of maintenance your garden requires.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Apr 30, 2020

    Do you have additional pics?

  • Annie Annie on Apr 30, 2020

    Some mulch on top will look nice. I agree with needing more distance between the shrubs. In a couple of years, you will wish you had spaced them out quite a bit more.

    So nice edging (free rocks?) would finish it off nicely.

  • Add some edging or dig in a clear perimeter around the garden bed. Then sprinkle grass seeds where the bald spots are.

  • Maura White Maura White on Apr 30, 2020

    You need some sort of edge where the garden stops to wear the yard starts. You could use plastic edging or line your flower garden with some rocks and make a boundary between the two.

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide on Apr 30, 2020

    I agree that you should add some edging - you can get edging at Home Depot or Lowes. I would also top your garden with a layer of mulch. Good luck! I am sure your garden will look great in no time!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 01, 2020

    If you do decide on edging, you will need to purchase crush also. Digging a small trench and filling it with the crush is a very important step to installing garden edging if want it to stay in place and to hold back the dirt from creeping out on to the lawn. If you skip this step, the edging will sink, and fall over.

  • Dee Dee on May 02, 2020

    I would put some nice brick edging around the garden. Make it a little bigger, and then add mulch. Add newspaper before you mulch to keep the weeds out. Then layer some nice dark mulch. You just need some definition. You are off to a great start.

  • Edging is likely what you’re seeking. Search Hometalk for lots of great ideas.

  • Shay Shay on May 03, 2020

    Thanks for all ya'll help i will definitely finish my garden!!

  • Janice Janice on May 03, 2020

    Happy you received so much good advice. Edging is the key, similar to putting a frame around a picture!