Making over your garden is a great idea most especially when it becomes overgrown and teeming with tall grasses and bushes. There are times when gardeners simply create a new garden and remove everything without considering that, making over is just enough to make it more beautiful. Designing gardens is not that easy and you may find the process much more difficult than what you expect. However, if you just try to discover what you’ve got and using it to enhance your garden, you’re definitely on the right track. Exploring what are the things you can make out of the resources you’ve got is one great way to save bucks of money. Aside from that, conceptualizing your design is not that stressful for all you have to do is to enhance what you’ve got in your garden. Let’s say for example why not making a couch out of the grass infesting the land area of your garden. I great idea isn’t it?
Gather all the materials you need: 150cubic feet of dirt, 3 bags of Gromulch, 1 bag of gypsite, five 48 foot sheets of waterboard, twenty-six 1x3x48 inch wood stakes, 60 sq. feet sod tiles, planting stakes, one 50 foot roll of 224-inch poultry netting and small box of 10D nails. The tools you need are hammer, handsaw, shovel and wheelbarrow.
After gathering all the things needed and hiring synthetic turf installers, figure out the dirt you need by multiplying the dimension of the couch you’re planning to make. Locate the spot where you’re planning to build your couch. Clear the area until you have a level swath of dirt. Use a stick to sketch the shape of the couch.
Drive the wood stakes into the ground following the trace of the sketch you made. The distance between stakes should not be more that 18 inches and with a depth of 12 inches. Then attach the waferboard to the stakes to create walls or structure of the form. Trim the waferboard using a handsaw. Every four inches, drive in the nail to secure the boards and prevent it from falling. Then start to shovel the dirt into the form you’ve made. Here’s the trick to properly shape up the form, water lightly and compress the dirt by stomping around on the surface of the form. Once you’ve got your desired shape, carefully remove the form works. Remove any loose debris and sprinkle the form with a healthy layer of fertilizer and gypsite. Water lightly to prevent the dirt from falling.
To put an extra support, lay strips of poultry netting over the arms and back of the form. Lay the sod. Carefully press the edges to create a smooth surface clear to the ground. Use planting stakes to keep the seams in place over the wire. Now you have a couch grass! For the next three weeks water your sofa often. Once the sod has taken root, you can now remove the planting stakes.
Maintaining the couch grass
Water your couch grass thoroughly to maintain the shape. Trim your couch regularly to avoid the grass to over grow.