It’s not as easy as it looks turning an area of lawn into a successful garden. The tough and tenacious nature of grass is the main reason why. Listen in as I explain what I told a friend who asked for advice about turning a chunk of her lawn into a vegetable garden and raspberry patch. The key to good results is being patient about the process of taming the soil. Unless you use herbicides, it can take way longer than you expect to kill grass using cultivation alone. The danger is that the grass looks dead, but isn’t. This issue is even more crucial when it comes to establishing a perennial crop such as raspberries. Click in the podcast window to the left for a couple of lessons on how to make it all work. The raspberry canes you see in the audio window are from my garden and follow the mulching methods you’ll hear me explain.
You may also enjoy reading
- INSIDE THE BOX: Benefits, beauty & tricks of gardening with pots, planters & hanging baskets
- DIY HOOP HOUSE PLANS: Make the most of your growing season with this hands-on project
- Four Steps to Responsible Lawn and Garden Fertility
- Figuring Out Fertilizing
- SANE & SUSTAINABLE HOMESTEADING PART 2: Beware the Food Trap
- GARDENING: Why You Need to Love Getting “Outdoor Tired”
Recent Articles from the Homestead
- HOMESCHOOLING & COVID-19: Discover a Simple Way to Teach Your Own Kids Well
- OLD-TIME STONEWORK: See “New” Old-Time Stonework Up Close
- “ROOF” LEAK ON A SUNNY DAY?: Melting Attic Frost May Be the Cause
- Q&A OF THE WEEK: What’s the best paint for my concrete basement floor?
- GLASS-SMOOTH POLYURETHANE FINISH: Simple, Fast, Beautiful Results Every Time