Our shed is finally settled and the new plants around it are starting to grow in nice and healthy. We did notice that during the rain the water builds up in front of the shed causing a slippery mud pit. It is problematic because that is where all my decorations are and it is hard to get to them without incident. I needed to come up with a plan to correct this while also making the shred yard, “my secret garden” look nice.
I dislike mowing lawns because of my asthma so the thought of removing the crab grass from the area would be a double benefit. One: I would not have to move anymore. Two: It would no longer be traveling under ground into my planters. But how to do this smart and efficient. Should be concrete it? No. Should we use gravel? maybe. Should be use paving stones? maybe some added in.
The plan started forming in my mind….
- dig up the layer of dirt with the crab grass in it.
- The yard bin can’t get too heavy so this must be done is smaller portions or use trash bags and take it to the dumps to dispose of.
- Spray a layer or two of weed killer on the ground, just in case.
- Spread a layer of sand across the area and level it.
- Finalize plans of how to fill area with gravel or pathway stones.
Sounds like a simple plan! Even so, I know that it will take me a long time to achieve this goal but it will be worth it.