All gardeners will agree that spending time in the garden is indeed a complete work out. Imagine all the tilling and weeding you spend in you garden to maintain its natural beauty. But just like any other human being, we have our lazy days which lead me to this amazing gardening method called lasagna garden. Also known as sheet composting, this gardening method involves building layers and layers of organic matter, waiting for it to become compost and then using this soil to grow plants. What is more amazing in this method is that it requires no tilling and weeding and environmental-friendly too. Michael Ravensthorpe shared on his article the basic of lasagna gardening on his post at NaturalNews.com.
So are you wondering how to make this lasagna gardening in your garden? Here goes, begin by choosing your location and then make your first layer. The first layer is compose of layers of newspaper or cardboards. Then start the process of decomposition by watering them. After it is composted, you can now add layers of compost on it. You can also add coffee grounds, leaves, manure, grass clipping and garden matter. Be sure not to just dump them in your first layer. It is best to alternate the brown layers (ex. peat, manure) and green layers (ex. grass and garden cutting) so you can distinguisged the layers in your garden. Just keep on doing these layers until your garden reaches about two feet and wait until the help shrinks for you to start planting.
Still not convinced on trying out this method? Then you better read Michael’s full post here.