Got a bad back? Here’s a super easy no-dig method for clearing a new garden space…
Whether you are wishing to expand your existing garden space, or start a new garden in a previously unused area, breaking ground to put in new garden beds can be a LOT of work! If you’re anything like me and you suffer from back problems (or other physical disabilities), digging out weeds, roots, and sod can be extremely difficult.
This quick video demonstrates a super-simple method for killing out the weeds and grass in a new garden space so that you can build new beds more easily.
Once this is done, there are a number of methods you can use to create your beds – some requiring more work than others. The most labor-intensive way would be to dig in a lot of compost and other organic matter into the new area, and form it into a bed. You could also use the layering or “lasagna gardening” method, or you could build raised bed boxes on top of the cleared area, then fill them with a compost and soil mixture.
Watch this short video to learn how to get your new garden area ready for next season’s planting, with no digging required!