New Gardener: Overgrown flower bed. Please Help!
I picked up my first gardening tools this week, cut back the overgrown hedge and did the lawn😊.
However, my main issue now is the overgrown flower bed round the lawn. It used to be beautiful but since our tenement's gardener passed away years ago its been unloved. There are still some decent plants in there I think, just overgrown.
Unfortunatel, the beds contain mostly weeds now I think.
I want to clean out the weeds from the front of the bed nearest the lawn and put new flowers in this season. This is mostly for selling the property as soon as the virus and market allows. Garden doesnt have to be perfect, just with a little colour and life.
I'm happy to put in the work in the garden but I have M.E and a bad back so struggle at times. I live opposite a hardware store that hires gardening equipment so would prefer to utilise any sorts of tools to take stress off my back if possible etc.
I'm also a bit worried abt using weedkiller as many cats and squirrels use the garden.
I attacked a massive jaggy plant that was wrapped round a tree today, I've so little knowledge I guess it's a vine or bramble but I don't know😂. Not sure how to kill it either.
Anyway, any help to break down a simple plan of attack, would be fantastic. Cheers Julie.