It's hard to believe it is almost June, and I am so behind in my gardening. As always I have such good intentions to get started earlier each year, but here it is the end of May (I should of probably named my blog The Happy Procrastinator).
Grass grows especially well in my garden area, and to get it all turned over and ready to plant is definitely not the fun part, and so I didn't even get around to getting the garden prepped or planted at all last year.
I read somewhere that turning over the garden just stirs up the dormant weeds, which must be true as my garden is thick with weeds, and especially gives me a good excuse not to do that task anymore. To have minimal weeds the article recommended laying down layers of newspaper and covering with a thick layer of dirt.
Martha Stewart has instructions and video on how to create a Sod-Top Garden.
I had planned to do this task in the Fall, so my garden would be nice and ready for Spring, but ..... here it is the end of May!
I don't get the newspaper so I am trying a different paper method. The hubby scored me a large end role of 7 foot wide heavy duty paper, which made quick work of covering the grass. The paper was then soaked down with a hose, and then covered in a thick layer of compost.
Ta da! no more grass in the garden.
In Martha's video it talks about being able to plant right away, so we'll see how it works out.
As you can see painting the arbor and fence is definitely on my to-do list.