What a beautiful spring day! This is what I have been working on in my front garden over the last few months (very slowly!) – transforming my garden beds from messy to fabulous! :)
What I’ve been doing with each and every garden bed is pulling out all the weeds, and giving the soil a thorough turn over to make sure there are no lurking weed roots remaining.
Then I’ve been putting our huge amount of junk mail to use by laying it out over the soil – about 5 sheets seems to work well to stop weeds coming through (for a few months anyway). Some people use plastic, but I thought this was a bit more enviro-friendly.
Finally, I covered the whole lot with a generous serve of tan bark! It really transforms the look I think. Especially when you do it over the whole garden, which unfortunately takes quite a bit longer than this little part.
I’ve spent a small fortune at Bunnings buying enough tan bark for the whole garden, but I think it’s worth it. I love having a neat garden.
What do you think? How do you keep your garden looking great in spring?
Check out some more September Short Projects:
- Holly Golightly Inspired Sleep Mask
- The Power of Positive Thinking
- Cake Balls
- Provincial Style Chalkboard Frames
- Home-made Vintage Soap Dispensers
- Planting a Passionfruit