I've been interested in lasagna gardening for several years. Lasagna gardening is a no dig, no till method of gardening. Instead of digging and tilling dirt, one makes layers of peat moss and other soil enriching components. Basically, you can take a hard piece of ground, put newspapers down to kill the existing grass/weeds, then layer the other stuff on top--within months you will have a lovely rich soil to plant in.
Andy gave me the book Lasagna Gardening for my birthday last year. So I've been itching to get started!
We started with our existing garden plot which has wonderful soil but lots of aggressive weeds.
First step is to soak newspapers and then put thick pads of them all over the soil. I had Andy's parents save newspapers for me and also got a big box of them from a lady via Freecycle.
The garden is smelling lovely at this point...
Done for today with layering. Last step is to cover everything with black plastic and secure it. Not only will covering it help the layers to "cook" and decompose, it will also help to deter a very nosy dog who finds compost and bonemeal to be quite delightful.;-)
Stay tuned for more adventures in Lasagna gardening!
This is our first time using this method so if you have experience with this, please share!
And my sincere apologies to my readers who are covered in snow...;-)