Yup... Another Overgrown Yard

Starry-NightMarch 18, 2014

Hello everyone!

I'm looking for advice on how to quickly and efficiently clean up my small, overgrown yard.

The posted picture should give you a good idea of what I'm dealing with. The yard is about 18' x 18'

I'd like to get the yard cleaned up before the warm months of Spring arrive. I'd also like to plant a small fruit and vegetable garden along one of the side or back fences. As such, I don't want to use any weed killer that will prevent new growth.

However, my future gardening exploits will be an entirely different matter.

I'd appreciate a plan detailing how I should go about this.

I'm going to start by cleaning up all the trash.

I have a machete, and I'm going to purchase a weed cutter. What other tools do I need? What should I do after trash cleanup?

I'd appreciate any advice offered.

TIA!!! :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Starry-Night

Here's another pic

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 12:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Starry-Night

And the final one

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 12:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zzackey(8b GA)

Once you get it cleaned up I would suggest you turn over the soil and check for items that might have gotten buried in the soil. I would suggest planting tomatoes, peppers, basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme. Maybe even a few green beans on a trellis. Rosemary, oregano and thyme are perennials so they will come back every year. And of course some marigolds and a few colorful flowers to attract bees and good bugs to your garden. We mulch with old grass clippings.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 12:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Starry-Night

Thanks zackey for the advice!! I would've never thought to turn over the soil. I'll definitely do so. And your suggested planting is helpful too. It seems like you're pretty knowledgable and experienced with gardening. I hope I can seek more advice from you when the time for my gardening comes. Thanks again! :)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 1:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zzackey(8b GA)

Any time!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 2:16PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
What order do I restore my lawn?
I live in the CA Bay Area and have a fescue lawn. ...
Brent Villalobos
Re-seeding tall fescue in winter
My tall fescue lawn has become really sparse. So I'm...
LeonidasBigalowIV
Lawn drainage on the cheap?
My husband and I bought a house in November, and have...
galiana
Shady lawn in winter - what seed is best?
Hi, I have a small garden in London, England. Because...
Blighty
poor top soil
I had what I thought was top soil brought in to fix...
olusteebus
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™