As you know, we’ve been working on our landscape when we can (actually when the weather allows us to.) The past week we decided to break up our yard with tree islands before we ordered more sod. This way we wouldn’t have as much square footage to cover with grass, and it will give some serious curb appeal to our property.
Landscape designers charge BIG BUCKS to do this for you, but I’m going to show you how easy and inexpensive it can be.
Materials for designing your island
-hose/rope/extension cord (long enough to make your design)
-weed and grass killer
The first thing we did was use an extension cord to map out what we wanted our island to look like. We laid the cord on the ground and moved it around until we had the shape we desired.
Next, using flour (because that’s what we had on hand) I sprinkled it directly on top of the cord to “draw” my shape onto the ground.
When I was done. I lifted the cord up, and was left with my outline.
The next thing we did (only because the grass was so long, and we wanted to make sure the grass killer would penetrate everything) We used our weed wacker and cut the grass inside our shape as low as possible, and then sprayed with Round-Up.
This is how it looked three days ago…
Here’s what it looks like today…
The next few days will be spent raking up the dead stuff, and prepping the area for plants. I’ll show more in the next few days, but now I’m off to HD to go get supplies.
See you soon!