I had already used two large rectangular areas of my yard for Mexican Petunia gardens. Both of those patches of yard were selected as flower gardens because of grass issues. Not having an irrigation system, it was imperative to plant smart.
For quite some time, I had been telling my next door neighbor Janice that I wanted to plant sunflowers in my yard. Last year, I was too late to put in sunflowers. I was also too busy planting Mexican Petunias and Peter Pan Agapanthus. I've had so many flower garden ideas on my mind that I am happy to have a large, cooperative yard with plenty of sunlight!
In February, I set my mind to digging up that area of yard. Check the picture below! Preparing the ground for sunflowers required that I use choppers to remove many thick roots which criss-crossed this area.
|Patch of Yard Prepared for Sunflower Garden by JaguarJulie|
Photo Taken: February 24, 2013
|Adding red mulch and Holland brick pavers to garden by JaguarJulie|
Photo Taken: February 27, 2013
So, step one of planting a flower garden from scratch = done! Click that off my bucket list and on to step two: Starting Sunflower Seeds for a Flower Garden.