Tips For Preparing a Planting Bed
by Michael J. McGroarty of freeplants.com
Whether you preparing beds for landscaping around your house, or preparing a bed where you plan on growing landscape plants for profit, this article should simplify the process for you. I say that because of everything that is written about this subject, some of it is accurate, some of it is just plain wrong, and much of it is much more complicated than it needs to be. I like to think of myself as simple Simon. I find the easiest, yet most effective way to do things, and they work.
Let’s assume that the area where you are planning your bed is now planted in grass. How do you get rid of the grass. Chemicals or no chemicals? Chemicals are easy, so we’ll look at the chemical method first.
My favorite chemical for killing grass is RoundUp, and used properly it is effective. Rule number one: Read the label on the package, and mix the chemical exactly as recommended by the manufacture. Rule number two: Assume that every plant that the RoundUp touches is going to die. It is a non-selective herbicide.