Ideas for flower garden beds....
I've taken the plunge and had the backyard completely removed, now I need ideas of what I should do with the empty space. I've had trees/bushes(Crepe Myrtle/Wax Myrtle/Plum trees)planted around the perimeter of the yard, which is a good start. I also had 5 yards of soil brought in, but don't know if that's enough to begin planning and planting beds.
First, do I need to put any sort of weed preventer on top of the new soil so I don't get those dang dandelions or other weeds?
How do I go about creating *mounds* with soil? Do I need a base that won't wash away, or just compact it good?
What sort of beds will do best in a westerly location? I want to incorporate small bushes as well as perennials/annuals?
If you have ANY ideas, I would greatly appreciate them~~pics too!! ;o)