Well here I go again...what to do when my original plan gets a hammer in it.
For the past 2 weeks or so I've had a bunch of plants sitting and waiting to be planted in the bed in front of my house. I thought I'd just use the bed that is there for now and it's a plain old rectangle under the front window. Today one of my freinds called to say she did some perrennial cleaning etc. and has a bunch of plants for me. This is all good... and then...
I had the window guy over this afternoon and I am getting my new windows probably in September. This includes that front window that is over the still empty bed (guess I stalled for a reason). The word is they 'try' but can't make any assurances that plants won't get trampled.
So much for my easy does it plan unless you folks can come up with a good idea for me. There is no other even semi prepared bed I can put these things into until next year. Everything is lawn, front, back, and sides.
My plan was to take the winter to figure out where and how I could build a bed/s further out in the front so I could see it from inside the house. So that might be along the front sidewalk or in the middle somewhere. Then I could transplant some of these next year. So much for that bright idea.
What would you do? I really don't want to plant everything and just have it trampled as they are almost all perrenials and explorer rose bushes. I wish there was a bunch of people screaming for work that I could just hire to dig and haul for me as I just have a feeling this could be a bigger job than I intended for this year.
So, for those of you who have started from established lawn, how far do you have to dig down and how much work was it to create a bed? Has anyone had windows done and can tell me if the plants lived to tell the tale? I am open to all suggestions but am looking for the easiest way out at the moment.