Hi all. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m new here, just joined. I really need some help from people that know what theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing!
I hate my backyard. We rent a house and the landlord pays a gardener $75 a month just to come mow the lawn. She says we can do whatever we want with the planters and flowerbeds, which are complete trash.
Theres a few bushes and palm sprouts growing around the place but I have no clue where to start. Anything I touch turns to dust when it comes to gardening. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got shamrocks that are doing pretty well in the bed next to the living room window. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to get rid of those because we get alot of four leaf clovers and theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re the only things that stay green back there. I tried tossing wildflower seeds into the bed on the side of the house and covered it with potting soil, watered it religiously every morning when I went out to smoke, they sprouted and then died. How did I manage to kill wildflowers? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m thinking WILD flowers, okay, they grow pretty well on their own in the wild right? Then they should totally flourish in my yard where IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m gonna think to toss em some food on occasion, Right?
Please help me! What flowering stuff can I put out there that pretty much takes care of itself? The whole south end of the yard, North side of the house is one big planter on either side of the patio and it seems all the flowers IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m looking at require at least partial sun. There is NO SUN ever hitting those beds. Then the north end of the yard is in full sun all year round. Do you think the wildflowers would do better there?
Also, I bought a weeder/cultivator thingy at OSH today and there is a TON of rocks in those flowerbeds. What can I do with those since my cousins husband says I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t put them in the green trashcan with all the weeds.