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Yup... Another Overgrown Yard

Posted by Starry-Night Brooklyn, NY (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 18, 14 at 12:35

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!!! :)

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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.

RE: Yup... Another Overgrown Yard

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! :)

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Any time!

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