I am new to gardening and have a large garden of which we have done little with over the last 12 years. I want to plant shrubs and perennials in a large bed which is approx. 4.5 metres by 1.5 metres and is at the front of my two storey house. Please give me tips on how to prepare bed/grass before planting. I hear mixed reports on using mypex, fine mulch? What is best?
When the bed is planted, apply bark mulch, medium grade, to keep down weeds until the plants get going. If more weeds appear, use a hoe.