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Re: New (to me) home, neglected yard

Postby Jersm » Jul 26, 2013 5:53 pm

i watched my neighbor use this machines looks like a lawn mower but just scratchd off the top layer of sod. I suppose it would be good in this instance before putting seeds.
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Re: New (to me) home, neglected yard

Postby socialbutterfly » Jan 03, 2014 10:06 am

Hi Tical;
Here`s my humble observation.

You have two beautiful healthy trees, one shrub and a drainage tube.
It will be a continuous battle growing grass there.

What about turning your space into a perennial garden for the neighbours?
First thought - it will be expensive - yes maybe - but you`ll only be doing it once.
Once you start planting - some of the neighbours will more than happy to share clippings and divisions of their stuff.

I also just move and bought most of my plants on sale starting as early as August.

Next - will be preparing the flower bed.
It looks like that space was already a flowerbed and it`s just overgrown.
I would dig it up by the sidewalk and just sheet mulch the rest. Adding top soil to hold down the sheet mulch until the space is all filled in with plants.
I would finish it off with pretty mulch, rocks, driftwood etc.

Where the drainage tube is - it could be turned into a dry river bed.

My humble suggestions. :-)
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