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Materials and Tools:
weed-control garden fabric
water-based spray paint
Start by outlining border with a garden hose. When you’re happy with shape, mark the outline with flour.
Till interior of bed.
Remove any weeds and/or roots
Dig trench along painted line the width of edging and 4 to 6 inches deep and as wide as the edging.
Pour enough sand in bottom of trench that edging extends 1/2 inch above ground.
Place stakes or anchors about every 4 feet.
Backfill trench on bed side.
Roll weed-control garden fabric over bed.
Overlap fabric by at least 4 inches. Seams can be stapled or pegged.
Cut ‘Xs’ in fabric where plants will go.
Work ‘X’ gently over existing plant or plant new plant through ‘X.’
Cover fabric with 2 to 3 inches of mulch, bark, pine straw, gravel, or decorative chips.
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