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How to Rebuild a Perennial Garden Bed

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My front side yard had really gotten to a point of disrepair last season and want to show you how to rebuild a perennial garden bed. I decided to rebuild the garden so it presents better, will be drought-tolerant, and is easier to maintain. I’ve been using till-free planting techniques for years and below I have a little guide on the steps I used to plant this garden in a till-free fashion. Note I did not double-dig or raise the bed or do anything complicated. I dug the holes, added some amendments, and mulched well. It’s that simple.

Steps to Plant the Garden

  • Dug holes for the perennial plants
  • Added a thin layer of rotted manure and old leaves around the holes
  • Planted the plants with a bit of organic fertilizer tossed in
  • Layered cardboard down on the ground to act as a weed barrier in between plants
  • Covered the cardboard with Organic Mechanics® Hardwood Bark Mulch
  • Watered the garden in well
How to Rebuild a organic  Perennial Garden Bed Before Photo
How to Rebuild a organic Perennial Garden Bed Cardboard Layering
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Plants Used in the Garden

Plants used in this garden bed require full sun, are mostly drought-tolerant, and all the perennials are very easy to maintain.

  • Allium Millennium
  • Coreopsis Cosmic eye
  • Phlox ‘Glamour Girl’
  • Speedwell ‘Blue Skywalker’
  • Veronica ‘White Wands’
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Special thanks to Walters Gardens for providing the plants for this delightful How to Rebuild a Perennial Garden Bed experience and the Organic Mechanics Soil company for providing my organic worm-casting filled mulch I used over the top of the cardboard.

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