Help with laying down vegetable/flower garden bed
I want to take out roughly 5X30 of the grass along our fence to make it a vegetable/flower bed. I want to do this in the shortest amount of time. Effort is not an issue. I am willing to work hard to get it done and I want to do it manually. I have 10 days. I will have 2.5 to 3 hours every day to work on this. I was originally planning to use a shovel to remove the grass where I want the bed and turn it over (based on the recommended procedure I read online from various sources)-quickest way to get it done with minimal problem of weeds growing through. I went to Home Depot today and the lady there suggested that I just lay fabric down on the grass in the shape of the bed I want, make holes where I want the plants, dig and plant them, and then cover up with garden soil and mulch. But the problem with that is I won't then be able to use pave stones to make a nice border for the bed.I realize that this is a tough project.please suggest how I should go about doing this.I plan to start work on this this weekend.
My plan is like I mentioned earlier to dig up the grass along the fence after creating an outline using a rope. turn it over (or throw it out if not needed.suggestions?), get the garden soil in place. (Do I need mulch over that?) Use pave stones to make a nice level border along the bed and also as a border so that grass and weeds don't get into the bed. Also use a bed liner along the fence so that weeds and grass don't get in from the other side of the fence. Please guide me in this to do this project the right way.i have attached a link to photos of my yard. First2are the relevant ones.planning to have the bed along the fence.
Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of my yard