- Nov 8, 2009
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- USDA Zone 3b/4a
cardboard first, as thick as you can. I would put hay in the middle. It's hard to hoe areas that have hay on top.Weather is nice so I started on the raised bed area. Every year I try to give them a little lift. This year they need a BIG lift, lol. I'm planning on adding some barn gold (dirt from the barn, lol), some old hay and some cardboard. This area grows the BEST weeds in the world and it's a constant battle to not have them take over. I'd love to NOT have to fight weeds all season.
I know I'm overthinking this - but in what order would you layer the materials (the cardboard, barn dirt and old hay)?
Would you lay the cardboard down on the existing bed and then and then add the dirt and top it with hay? Or would you add the dirt,, the hay and then the cardboard on top, or the hay, then the dirt and then the cardboard or.... ?