An Instant Garden for Anyone

Hate to wait? Start a new garden with this instant garden plan and reap the benefits faster.



Picket Fence
With this proven and easy plan, anyone can create a beautiful garden. The white picket fence and pretty arbor help the garden match the owner’s white, clapboard house.
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Easy Garden
The first step in this instant garden plan is to kill the existing grass by covering it with overlapping wet newspaper.
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Instant Garden
The second step is to add permanent garden paths and beds to avoid soil compaction and the need for tilling.
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Easy Garden 3
Next add compost to the beds.
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Instant Garden
Plant transplants in the compost for an instant garden.
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Easy Garden
Then build a fence and arbor to keep out critters.
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Compost 2
Bulk compost is cheaper and generally better than you can buy in plastic bags. But it’s important to do a little homework before buying, which will help ensure that you get high-quality compost.
Photo by Lee Reich
Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation allows you to water plants directly, without including neighboring weeds.
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