This bed of Northwind switch grass looked nice enough when they were just tiny stumps from divisions, but now that they are getting bigger the slim bed just wasn't sufficient.
|I cut an outline with a spade and rolled up the sod. Even after a year, there was still a clean divide between the sod layer and the clay slab below|
|I filled in the trench left from the sod removal with some topsoil (a step I didn't do last time)|
|Then I mulched on top and created an angled lip along the front edge to give the bed a raised fluffy look|
Removed some sod and added more topsoil to raise the bed a bit. It's the low spot of the yard and fills with grass clippings whenever I mow near it. I'm also tired of mowing around the rock, so now the rock is a feature instead of a big thing on the edge of the bed.
What should I put around the base of the pampas grass? Something full sun that can take some damp soil every now and then.