How to Get a Large Back Yard Ready for a Garden

Are you moving into a brand new home, or are you finally ready to get your present large back yard ready for your dream garden? Either way, here are some ideas that might make the job easier for you.

Establish a Plan

Consider dividing the space into three main areas, a plant and flower garden, a vegetable garden, and a traditional lawn. 

  • Think about what you want the focal points to be and go from there. For example, if you want the traditional lawn to dominate the back yard, think about where you will want to plant the ground cover and how you want to decorate it when the lawn is established.
  • Consider getting friends and family members to help you. A great dinner at the end of the job will be a great way to thank volunteers.
  • Think about getting a notebook where you will keep lists of things that need to be done, pictures of garden spots you have liked, and notes to yourself on ideas that pop into your head.

Clear the Land

Part of the job will be to clear the land of unwanted trees, rocks, weeds, and other things that will be a detriment to your garden. Unless you have a huge garage full of equipment, consider renting heavy equipment that will be needed for you to do the work. Imagine doing the work on your large back yard by hand!

  • If you are removing trees, consider renting an electric saw. Reserve any of the wood you can for firewood. Think about renting a chipper shredder for remaining branches and leftover wood. Consider leaving about three feet of the trees in place. Using a tractor, you'll be able to pull the tree stumps right out of the ground. Think about renting a stump grinder, too.
  • You'll be really glad that you rented the tractor as it will be very useful in removing old grass and deeper weeds. You'll also be able to use it to spread new dirt onto the ground that you'll be using for your new grass and your other gardens.
  • Think about creating decorative concrete dividers to separate the three areas that you have designated for flowers, vegetables and ground cover. It would be very useful for you to rent a concrete mixer. Consider digging trenches in artistic formations and then pouring the wet concrete right into the trenches. After the concrete is completely set, consider enhancing the design with pots of different sizes and shapes and other garden decor.

Renting heavy equipment is very affordable. In addition, you can make arrangements for the company to deliver it right to your home. It's important for you to find out how long you have before it needs to be picked up, as there may be additional charges for keeping it longer than the designated time.

Best wishes on planning your new back yard. For assistance, tlak to a professional like Sound Equipment Rentals & Sales.