Anita Martin wrote:
What kind of weeds do you have?
Anne Pratt wrote:
But, sounds like you have a bigger plot than you need. A great opportunity to plant flowers from seed! Marigolds and chrysanthemums repel many pest insects. Most others (especially natives to your area) attract beneficial insects.
I think that's an awesome idea. In a perfect world (and the one we're in is hurting badly and changing in unpredictable ways!) it is good to start with how water moves on your land, identifying wetter and dryer zones and moving from there to useful groups of trees/shrubs (low-maintenance food and fuel and even potential sources of mulch - I used Wisteria leaves to mulch my raised tomato bed for the winter as an example). Ideally, now is the time to plan for what the garden may look like in 10 years and we've got lots of experienced people here who love to give their opinions. Pictures are really helpful and identifying what plants/trees you think should be kept is a good first step in having a total plan that will be as self-sustaining as possible.
I may take a few pictures and draw up a plan. Maybe I will start another thread for it because this ventures far beyond the original topic.
Jay Angler wrote:
If you want to keep everything together on this thread, we can always change the subject line of the thread to something more suitable. (I can help with that if need be - just PM me.)