Seriously? You clear a patch of all its grass; throw down a bag of fresh healthy soil; a bag of manure; a bag of peat moss; rototill the whole thing; throw some plants or seeds in there; water it; and harvest it. Next!
Making Your Garden Beautiful
Okay the above suggested ‘garden’ may have been utilitarian but it was probably seriously lacking in any kind of beauty or home garden accents. Homemade craft projects can be a nice touch to your backyard garden; particularly if you shop the sales for your supplies and make a family project out of it. If you’re not really the do it yourselfer that you used to be, watch for sales on garden gargoyles, little turtle ponds, frogs and other such ornamental lawn decorations. If you paint your projects or buy prepainted decorations try to be sure that the paint is nontoxic. You don’t need any more chemicals going into that garden than what nature intended.
Rabbits are cute, rabbits are cuddly; and rabbits eat the living heck out of my garden every year! That is until I fenced it in. If you don’t like the look of harsh white or silver fencing around your garden some hardware stores and gardening stores sell green fencing. It’s painted green. I have yet to see any of the paint chip off so I don’t worry about it. Supposedly dried blood, which you can also purchase at gardening stores, can be scattered around the perimeter of your garden and that will keep critters out as well.
Since I do both fencing and the sprinkling of the dried blood I can’t really attest to the effectiveness of the dried blood. It works in theory.