I have recently bought my first house and have a fair size garden, now I have never had a garden before and the one I have now needs a lot of work ! As I pretty much know nothing about gardening im hoping that you kind people can point me in the right direction, maybe give me some hints and tips ? I dont mind as long as I can take credit for it ! haha.
So firstly it was very overgrown which I took care of, I used a herbicide spray and then painstakenly pulled up all the dead roots, the 2 trees at the top I have dug out ( hard work ) so now Im pretty much left with a blank canvas which is exactly what I wanted, So my first concern is my soil quality is poor, it seems to not have any structure to it and is very dusty, I think that the garden was severley neglected for some time prior to my purchase of the house .
I have a decent size 100 Feet x 16 Feet, however only the top of the garden is going to be used for growing things as the bottom part is for my daughters playhouse and swing ect ... this leaves me with 47 feet x 16 Feet to grow on, I love the idea of having a vegetable patch and being semi self sufficient especially in these tough economic times ! every little helps huh ..
So anyhow, here are 2 photos a before and after, just to show you the progress i have made with 2 days hard work.
Before ; http://imgur.com/QrQT7w8