Cleaning and Preparing Bed for NEXT year.
Okay, it's late May. Too late to really plant anything at my new home, so I'm in clean up and prepare mode.
I don't want a complex yard. Simple is key for me. So two months ago, I cleaned out a bed and planted English Ivy. I guess I didn't do a good job of cleaning the bed, because now, the weeds, grass, and old flowers are a foot high, and the poor ivy is buried deep.
It's too late in the season to do much. It's already getting hot here in Texas. I figure I have two choices, 1) try to weed around the ivy (very labor intensive), or 2) clean the whole bed out, ivy and all and prep it for next year.
I only spent 17 bucks on the ivy, so it won't be the end of the world to lose it. But my question is, what is the best way to clean and prep the bed for the long, hot summer and cold wet winter, so that next spring, I can try again with ivy?
Should I weed eat, then till, then put diesel down (I'm kidding!!), then plastic and mulch?
What should I do? Thanks!