|This looks like a perfect spot for a garden bed...|
|Juniper helps dig up sod (with a shovel as big as she is!)|
|That's more like it! Now all it needs is some plants.|
Next up, along the front sidewalk wall. And this pampas grass has GOT to go. I am not looking forward to all that digging; it has extensive roots that will make it quite the chore.
|Unruly pampas grass.|
We rented a tiller to dig the bed along the length of the front wall. To get rid of the pampas grass, I first cut it down with a weed whacker, and then Justin went over the stubble with the tiller. This dug up a lot of the root system, although I still had to go in with a shovel to complete the project.
|Justin tills new beds|
See all that brown stuff in that overflowing wheelbarrow? That's ALL stubble and roots from the pampas grass. Phew! I think we got most of it. But any bits we missed will continue to sprout, so I will probably be pulling pampas grass all season.
|New bed along wall, and good riddance to pampas grass!|
|New bed along other side of wall, and another pile of pampas grass roots.|