I am a new homeowner. After putting alot of time and effort into the inside of my house, its now time to focus on the outside. Man does it have issues..... drainage, rotting retaining wall, neglected flower beds and a grassless backyard. I'll be busy all summer.....
Lets all stare at pictures and giggle.
Main flower bed
Mail box flower bed
Retaining wall and backyard issues....
I joined the forum to get some answers about gardening and fixing up my flower beds. I'm definetly new to this, and guaranteed to make LOTS of mistakes. I've done a decent amount of reading over the last few months covering all kinds of topics like landscaping, drainage, retaining walls, plants and gardening, and I feel I have enough of a grasp to get started. So, lets get dirty!!
Progress so far I have completly dug up the flower beds, I figured because the weeds had completly taken over, it would be best to dig out 8-12" of the bed and completly replace with a fresh mixture. I added brick edging (the same that lines the mailbox bed) to the main flower bed. I also laid weed barrier. I refilled the beds partially with a mixture of Evergreen top soil and potting soil.
Gutted flower beds and removed a 6-8" of soil.