I hadn't touched the yard since last November, so it was almost like starting a brand new garden. Here is how I did it.
|First, cut the grass.|
|Then, rake up all the cut grass.|
|Next, turn the soil using a "double dig" method. This makes nice fluffy soil that is easy for young roots to grow in.|
|Use a hoe to break up the big chunks of dirt.|
|Use a gardening rake to pull out grass that is near the top.|
|Use a leaf rake to gather smaller plants that the bigger rake missed.|
|These are all the tools I used, not including the weed wacker.|
|Three hours later, it is ready for a little fertilizer and some seedlings!|
If you don't have a garden, I hope you find space to make your own garden. It really isn't that hard. Feel free to ask questions if you have any. Plus, if you have extra vegetables, you can give them away. It makes people happy.
What is your favorite spring/summer vegetable?