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Starting a new garden

Zone Metairie, LA | brynnkyn added on March 19, 2015 | Answered

Can I cover a grassy, weeded area with plastic and then fill with dirt to start a garden or does it absolutely have to be dug out? I am limited in my physical abilities as well as a bit challenged monetarily, so hiring someone to dig it out for me would be difficult. I want so badly to have a garden! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 19, 2015

Hi Carolyn,

Welcome to gardening!

I would love to recommend a raised bed garden for you. This would eliminate the need for you to dig up your garden area.

Raised beds are such a wonderful way to garden. If you have physical limitations, a raised bed is so much easier on your back.

You can even work your garden bed from a garden bench!

Many garden centers offer precut, simple to assemble beds. You can even have them help you with the correct soil mixture to add to your bed.

Planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting all will be much easier for you!

Here are several links for you to get you started!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/raised-vegetable-gardens.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/raised-beds-for-urban-settings-no-digging-required.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/accessible/building-table-gardens.htm

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