Week 5: Yard Transformation Challenge | SHIFTING ROOTS

Week 5: Yard Transformation Challenge

May Long Weekend (or the unofficial Gardening-Weekend-in-Canada as I like to call it) has come and gone and my garden is in the ground!  This week was extremely busy as I hustled to get my garden in, mow and fertilize the lawn, and cut down the overgrown nuisance trees in the yard.

Thanks again to Nat of Simple Family Crazy Life for heading up the challenge.  Click here to see the other bloggers progress.

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase anything I earn a small commission at no extra charge to you.  You can read more about it in my Privacy Policy.  Thanks for supporting Shifting Roots!

While the largest chunk of my yard work is done, there’s still much to do!  Our fence-of-shame still needs fixing and I still have that side of the flower beds to weed through.  I want to order more mulch and add it around the flower beds so I don’t have to weed so much.

Here’s a little tour I did recently on Facebook:

I do a live video almost every Tuesday at 10am CST, so like and follow my Facebook page for tours, Q & A and quick garden tips.

I’m seriously in love with more about my experience here.

I also can’t believe that I fit every single flower and vegetable that I wanted to plant into my garden space.  If you haven’t tried square foot gardening and you garden in a small space, you really need to give it a try.  I’ll be following up later in the year with how all my experiments with this technique turned out.

Get 4 Free Square Foot Gardening Templates

Start your square foot garden the easy way!

You'll get 4 4x4 plans for

  • Salad Garden
  • Beginner's Garden
  • Salsa Garden
  • Kid's Garden

Plus a short 3 day email course of how to get started with square foot gardening.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Wondering about the upside down tomato cages?  I’m starting a new garden space and I laid cardboard down in order to kill the grass.  Unfortunately, the tomato cages can’t pierce through that ground.  Wish me luck!

Even though my garden is nowhere near perfect, I’m in awe of the transformation over the last three years.  We started with a rundown mess of a yard, and are slowly but surely making it our own.

That’s it for this week!  Next week I hope to take some glamorous pictures of the yard and share the final results with you.

Have you ever conquered an overgrown mess of a yard?  Tell me all about it!  (Please, I need to feel like I’m not the only one!!)

Get 4 Free Square Foot Gardening Templates

Start your square foot garden the easy way!

You'll get 4 4x4 plans for

  • Salad Garden
  • Beginner's Garden
  • Salsa Garden
  • Kid's Garden

Plus a short 3 day email course of how to get started with square foot gardening.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

 

Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Grow roots with us

Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!