Because of a sore back, I've decided to make two new large island beds in my front yard using the no-till method. I laid plastic over the grass this spring until the grass died. Then I pulled up the plastic and put thick layers of newspaper on the ground as a weed barrier. Lastly a mix of potting soil and topsoil on top. For each plant, I dug holes through the newspaper layer so the plants roots could go as deep as they need.
I'm wondering if this type of garden will succeed. My neighbors are watching me, and I'll sure be embarrassed if all dies!
Has anyone out there tried no-till and can you give me some tips?