To keep your garden pretty year-round, Gene offers these helpful tips.
- Make beds no wider than 3½ to 4 feet. They’ll be easier to work from all sides.
- Separate planting areas with paths of mulch or grass. Gene initially digs out the edge with a narrow, flat-end shovel and then edges with a string trimmer after mowing.
- Add height. Trellises, sculpture, and even bird houses inject interest into a flat site.