It’s been nearly a year since I began the process of building a lasagna garden on a little side strip in the backyard. The area is heavily shaded by towering pine and cedar trees and it’s virtually impossible to grow any sort of lawn in this area. Soon after moving in I got the idea to plant a perennial flower border.
What started as a thin strip of leaf litter and grass clippings near the fence line has now grown into a nice 15’x60′ lasagna garden bed. It’s AWESOME. And the best part? I was able to build up this area for free.
Later this fall I’ll scatter a few packets of poppy seeds and transplant the purple coneflower and shasta daisy plants I started from seed earlier this spring. Hopefully, over time this otherwise boring patch in the yard will turn into a bright spot in the garden. Fingers crossed.
Have you ever done a lasagna garden before? Did it leave you with awesome dirt?
To read more about lasagna gardening and all it’s benefits check out Lasagna Gardening: A New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding! It’s a great resource for those just getting started.