I read once that if you lay down newspaper in your garden, and then place soil on top and garden as usual, you will prevent weeds in a natural way. Since I don’t subscribe to the local newspaper, I figured I would just use magazines that were in the recycling.
I am adding pea gravel between the garden boarders and the walking path stones. I plan on planting some succulents next year on the pea gravel within the boarder stones.
It’s going to be winter in no time so I am trying to get my landscape ready for hibernation and getting the perennials in so they acclimate enough prior to dying back. My garden is very rough right now as I only really have an outline of where the flowers will go next year. But I have a vision.
Above is a photo of the whole space I am updating. It is very narrow and long. Awkward for a lawn so I tore it up to create a garden. I am getting the hardscaping installed this week and more perennials as well.
When ever I work on a garden I use green or natural materials. I use homemade compost, I dig up my garden with old fashioned gardening tools like a hoe or rake, use magazines or newspaper as weed repellent. I don’t use pesticides or chemicals on my flowers. I love spending time in my garden and am excited to see how it comes together next year.