How do you rake a bed level?
I recently pulled out all my foundation plantings. They came with the house and were awful. Planted to close to the house and all of them were too tall - I was constantly trimming them back to keep them under the bay window.
I plan to cover the entire area with cardboard, lay organic material on top of that, then mulch and let it sit until next spring.
I wanted to level the bed first using a steel soil rake but I am finding it impossible. Does anyone have any tricks? Or are those gorgeous level beds I see on English garden shows a myth?