Now, what will I plant in it?
I couldn't get the lawn mower betweent the forsythia bushes anymore without messing up their mulch everytime, now that we have the nice big riding mower. So I decided that instead of always having to come back and re-mulch and neaten it all back up, I'd make the entire area around and between them into a flower bed.
So this morning I put together the start of a lasagna bed in the area. I started by soaking piles of newspaper and paper bags in the wheelbarrow, then laid them all out right on the grass, in the general shape I was going for. I laid the paper about 10-20 pages thick, on average. Mostly I just used the sections, either folded or opened out and doubled.
I piled grass clippings on top of the papers, all around. I guess I'll add manure and leaves when I get some, but for now, I have so many grass clippings, I could mulch the entire front yard, so I piled them on.
I don't really know what I'll plant here. I mostly just wanted to keep it neater, and not have to try to get between with the mower anymore. I thought that some daffodils would be nice in this area, since the forsythia bloom around the same time, and it would make a pretty little spring picture, but the rest of the year should have something blooming there too, I suppose. But it's got to be something that can handle being ignored, since I'm terrible at tending flowers. And probably something short, since the bushes are still very small, and I'd like to keep this area neater looking than my jungle-y zinnias turned out. Any thoughts?