Shortly after moving into our home (which had a meticulously maintained flower garden), my wife and I realized that were were not gardeners. Now the flower garden is a weed bed with some pretty flowers poking through. What we were hoping to do was convert the whole thing into bushes/shrubbery, but don't know the best way to eliminate the existing flowers to make sure they don't come back.
The original plan was to:
- Rescue the bulbs for a smaller, easier garden.
- Herbicide the rest of the garden (nothing's growing yet)
- One week after herbicide, use a rototiller on the garden, mix in fertilizer.
- Two weeks after herbicide, plant shrubs/bushes.
Does this make sense? Thanks. -B