June 24, 2013 – Day 82
Here is my yard after being weeded with a simple bush at the front of the porch. Of course, being a fan of color, I needed a flower garden. Plus, the bush was dying so, I pulled out my tools and got to work.
Here’s how I did it:
Step 1: Get all of the Rocks out of the Area.
And put into a large container that you will have to have multiple people help you move. That wasn’t the smartest idea.
Step 2: Remove the old Plant
Like most would, I grabbed a shovel, placed it near the root of the plant, and stepped on the shovel. Unfortunately, even with jumping the shovel didn’t budge. So, being a woman who is determined to everything, I went to plan B. I grabbed shears and cut the plant down to just the roots then a small hack saw to get the roots out of the ground. So, Something that would have taken about 3 minutes ended up taking an hour but I still had my pride. And, I lived alone, what else was I to do?
Step 3: Loosen the dirt.
I used a small three prong hand tiller that I can put into the dirt then twist making sure to avoid the drip line.
Step 4: Buy Materials for the Garden
Like most projects, This one began randomly one day and I had not gotten any supplies for the garden. Although, I had researched what I wanted the garden to look like. Here’s what I bought:
- Plant Soil
- White Mini Fencing
- Assorted Flowers – (The middle one is the only perennial and I wish I hadn’t gotten it because I don’t want it every year)
Step 5: Put it all Together
Here is the finished garden from my first year in my house. The only thing I would change about the project is that I would have done it a few weeks earlier because of weather conditions, but it still turned out how I expected.
Step 6: Convince Someone to Help Move the Rocks!