Dig out flower beds and start over?
We are experiencing our second spring in our new (to us) home. Our flower beds are a mess. They are full of dandelions and canadian thistle. Last year we pulled and pulled weeds, and sprayed round up. So far, the dandelions are back with a vengeance, so I expect the thistle to do the same.
We are thinking of completely removing the soil with a skid loader and starting over with scratch. This leads me to several questions. Is this a good idea? How expensive will it be to replace the soil? How do we build the beds back up?
I want to add too, that these are poorly designed...contractor grade if you will. We want to pull out the over grown bushes and redesign, but not the size or shape of the beds.
I will add photos in the next post.