It has full sun in the middle of the bed and shade on each end. I decided to get the middle planted with sun loving perennials. Here at Silverhill Ranch, we believe in no maintenance garden beds. I spend NO time pulling weeds and very little time watering. Doing a little extra work when you are putting in your garden beds saves you lots of time and money in the long run.
|Weed control fabric and pins, drip system|
|Drip system put on top of soil first|
Buy a good, thick weed control fabric. This came from Sam's Club and is very thick but water and fertilizer can still get through. Thick layers of newspapers work well, too and also cardboard boxes cut to lie flat. You can put it on top of the soil or if your bed is empty and you are going to have to add soil the fabric can go under the soil. This bed already had soil so I put it on top.
|Fabric and drip system held down with fabric pins from Lowe's|
The irrigation system we use, we order on line from Berry Hill. It is not expense and has never failed us. We buy timers from Lowe's and have everything set to turn on automatically. If we want to pick up and go out of town-no problem.
rest of the system, probably after I get this whole bed planted.
So there you have it. No maintenance flower beds! Makes gardening a pleasure!
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