Digging up Our Lawn and Turning it Into a Square Foot Garden with a Brick Mow Row
By Julie Sews - 9:26:00 AM
|Our Current Finished Garden|
|Digging up our Lawn to create a sq ft Garden|
We dug up this much of our lawn in the fall, but were not able to finish because it snowed. We found we might have a live electrical wire under the ground so we need to learn more about that before we can continue.
How Do You Dig Up Your Lawn and Turn it Into a Garden?
- We used a spading fork (pictured below) to get the soil up into chunks
- then we tried to break up the sod into smaller pieces and beat as much of the soil out of it as possible with a hand cultivator tool. Of course I also took time out to save the worms before beating the dirt out of the sod
- After worms and most of the dirt was removed from the sod I placed it in the garbage bag.
- We chose brick pavers for our materials because it is low maintenance and flexible (we can easily move the bricks around if we change our mind). And we feel it is more attractive. You could easily build raised beds out of wood that is naturally rot resistant and not chemically treated (don't want that in your food).
- We laid a brick pavers down for an easy maintenance mow row, and one up to allow a slightly raised bed (see picture below).
|Where we Are Now in our Garden Expansion|
|Brick Mow Row For Easy Maintenance|
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