Made A New Flower Bed Next To Our Vegetable Garden

new gardenThe garden soil and compost we ordered is sitting in the driveway but it’s still too wet to start working in the vegetable garden so I started another little project.

I added a new flower bed between the vegetable garden and the property fence where I will start some wildflowers and sunflowers.

This will help to attract more birds, butterflies, ladybugs and pollinators like bees which seem to be in short supply these days.

NOTE: Because of the harsh and long winter we had there maybe far more bees that didn’t survive so I left all the dandelions in our yard while other flowers in our yard get started.

borderInstead of digging up the section of lawn I used to cardboard boxes to cover the lawn. Next I added a layer of garden soil, a layer of organic compost and another layer of garden soil.

About a half hour or so and I had the area covered.

After that I added a border around the area and levelled off the soil. Then I left it because it was going to rain.

We have a couple of days of rain going right now and low temperatures so I will wait to seed it until the rain stops and temperature goes back up a few degrees. Still early enough to get frost.