Scott Charles wrote:My dearest absolutely hates the way I start a project, get things all torn up and looking like a demolition zone, and then jump to the next project because I got inspired and needed to change focus for a while.
Peter Kalokerinos wrote:You need to find some material, preferably good quality videos which show what the "end" result will be.
Ashley Joy wrote:"I just put in a bunch of new perennials" and he says "I'm still skeptical" or "but that OTHER corner still looks nasty, you need to get rid of the cardboard." Not demoralizing, because I'm confident in my vision, but annoying and rude.
Kate Muller wrote:
Now that we are 2.5 years into the process my husband loves to be in the garden.
Anne Miller wrote:
Maybe you could cover the cardboard with mulch so it doesn't stand out like a sore thumb. Then the mulch could be raked off when you are to the next step.
Ashley Joy wrote:The veggie garden this year was mostly his favorites. Lots of herbs, tomatoes, and peppers. He cooks with the herbs a lot and made a vat of salsa to take to a fantasy football party and it was apparently a hit.
He doesn't care even a bit about plants, animals, or flowers,...
K Putnam wrote: Pull up the unmulched cardboard if necessary and tidy the edges of what you have done so far...In smaller spaces, I think tidiness is an overlooked part of permaculture. In areas where it needs to look good, a permaculture garden will only last if it looks good enough to inspire people to care for it.