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The Learning Garden “Lasagna Garden” | Garden Snips

by OCMGA Master Gardeners Barb Dorzweiler and Janet Carlson

True to the name “The Learning Garden”, my team and I learned how to build a lasagna garden in the summer of 2014. We had never built a lasagna garden before, but we were definitely interested and we were up for the challenge. Far from being an expert, but knowing how to find information, I researched a little on the subject before we set out. I referenced the UW Extension publication, A4021 “Making and Using Compost in the Garden.” Yes, there is a science to this. I also referenced another helpful article, “How To Create a Lasagna Garden” by R. J. Ruppenthal originally published in the May/June issue of Urban Farm. First of all, a lasagna garden is a no-till method of building a garden by adding layers of organic materials that will cook down over time not unlike what happens in your compost bins. It can also be referred to as “sheet composting”. We had a designated plot in The Learning Garden and our first step was to dig up two inches of the topsoil on our plot to set it aside for the topmost

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Transforming lawn into garden — SculptingEarth

I am back in Charleston, SC, where my partner and I moved earlier this summer. And what is my first project? Beautifying the yard my style, which means sheet mulching over much of the lawn and adding top soil and compost and straw to make garden beds. Its been beautiful mild fall weather here, especially […]

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Strawberry bed – My tiny u.p. farm

By jenpowell1976

I’m still plugging away at the back garden bed from last year – there was a big section that I didn’t expand last year, that was still full of grass.  I claimed that part from the lawn tonight by creating a lasagna garden. It’s a whole lot easier than trying to dig up all that grass.I took my old cardboard chicken corral/brooder box from my older chicks, pulled it apart, and laid it over the grassy area, which was roughly 8-10 ft long x 3-4 ft. wide.  The cardboard will kill the grass and any weeds.  Then I threw a little dirt on top to hold the cardboard in place and to add some weight to it.  I grabbed compost material and spread it around the whole cardboarded spot…

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