Our garden currently (the cleanup)

June 29, 2015

Well, it's another year, well season, of garden cleaning here.  We, once again, let the grass grow in the beds.  It was out of laziness, seriously, we just were lazy in covering them.  I think my laziness was due to the fact that I have been wanting to move the raised beds for a few years now.





Even Baz thinks the garden area is too overgrown to lay in.  



So from this......

To this is what we did.  Instead of digging all the grass out of each overgrown bed, we decided to just move them completely to a different area of the backyard.


We used thin fence post, the same once used for solar light finals, to hold the two beds together when stacked on top of each other.
We covered the bottom with a sheet of weed block.  We stapled it down so that it wouldn't shift when we turned the beds over onto the ground.



We stapled the first sheet with staples being about an inch apart.  We then staled another sheet to the back to double up on the weed block and stapled it with the staples about eight inches apart.  


Weed Blocker we used.


Once we got both of them in position where we wanted them, we then added the posts with a screw in the top bed and a screw in the bottom bed to hold them both into place.

With the dirt added on top of them, it will hold nicely.  







Now to clean up the rest of the yard and make it more of an oasis.

We added a container of lady bugs to the garden at night to help with pollinating and to each all of the pesky aphids that seem to want to munch on our goodies.

Now that the garden is all cleaned up and ready for dirt, we are excited to get our little plants into the ground and reap what we sow. 

I've also purchased some hanging baskets that I can't wait to brighten our yard.


After our garden cleanup, we took a short walk around the block and through town.  It was dusk, so the photos I took are a bit dark.  We found some chalk drawings on the bridge.




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