|The site I picked for the demo bed was bewteen two yews in my front yard and is reasonably level.|
With the lawn mower on it's lowest setting scalp the turf. No, you don't need to remove it! It rots into the ground when covered at this depth and adds organics for your plants to feed from!
If you have dallas grass, bindweed, bamboo, or other invasive root runners you will have to kill them or they'll take over your new flowerbed.
|For this demo I used RR ties. The same effect can be achived using any building material. Stone, concrete stacker block etc. I prefer to use non mortared materials as hard seals can create drainage problems.|
|In this application I used Funke's recovered potting soil "compost". Calling this material compost compared to what others sell and call compost is to insult it :) This material is 90% Funke's own potting soil and some compsted leaves raked from our grounds and is the result of crops that didn't sell due to rain or cicadaphobia over the course of the last several years. Yes, I used a skidloader to put it in here but a pickup truck would have been just as effective backed up to the bed and shoveled out by hand :)|
Is this stuff incredible or what?? It will grow anything! We reccomend using a weed preventer since it will sprout anything too. Preen (treflan) or Corn gluten which I am told works well on the organic side.
This material is a finite resource call for current pricing and availability.
This is the "business end" of what really makes this system work. :)