This has been one of my major projects lately. And I won’t lie. It’s been backbreaking. The monkey grass is nearly impossible to divide and all those little trees you see? Many of them had root systems three feet long! It was a lot bigger project than I was counting on, but it looks so much better, even without being planted yet.

After digging up all of it by hand, I added around four inches of composted wood shavings/manure over shredded paper and a little kitchen compost.

Before:

After:
The monkey grass looks a little raggedy here, but it will come back really fast and really full, like it always does.

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