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Owner

Cate

City

Boulder

Skill Set

Beginner

Project Size

250 - 500 sq ft

Project Location

Front yard

Sun Exposure

Full sun

Year Completed

2020

Time Commitment

10 hours of labor or less

Project Cost

Less than $500

Other Project Elements

Native or drought-tolerant plants, Patio/sitting areas, Berm/swale, Shrubs

Resource Central Programs

Grass to Garden, Garden In A Box

Professional Help

No

Advice from the Owner

This was a great project that we did on evenings and weekends over the coarse of the summer. The Grass to Garden program opened Pandora's box for us in the garden and we ended up doing a lot more than we anticipated. We used compost to mix in to the dirt from a local farm, an old leaky hose as irrigation and poked holes in it near all of the plants, cardboard to sheet mulch between and around the plants to avoids weeds, and then contacted arborists and had them drop off loads of mulch to cover around/between plants. So far this still takes weekly weeding in the summer for bind weed but is a beautiful garden and quite therapeutic!

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