Bidding Adieu to any season comes with a sweet sorrow, but I welcome the season changes because I love working outdoors rather than being shut inside. Personally, a DIY project of Cutting In A New Bed Outdoors is a passion.
The Spring and the fall are opportune times to plant, trim and spruce up those outdoor beds that have fallen victim to the winter mess, and the summer heat. Weeds, trash, overgrown grass, leaves, and debris are typically what I find in beds and cleanup is mandatory.
Both Spring and Fall offer soil that is so easy to work with and I appreciate that, so I dig on into my projects. Lavishly live the outdoors and a DIY with me as I cut in a new bed bump-out around a tree.
I love a cut-in looking bed as well as a notable difference when working in the yard, so I want something that is going to stand out and change the look. To achieve a quick, new look in a front bed, I will show you how some plants and old beds, got freshened up and really changed. This DIY was a bit more of a challenge than I initially planned, but after a few hours of work, the bed turned out well.
DIY Cutting In A New Bed Outdoors
I can’t leave a garden center without buying something, it is just a bad shopping habit, actually a ‘green’shopping habit. Tinkering around the outside, growing beds that are lavish, and abundant is a hobby, I just don’t like running into snakes while I garden(lol).
My most recent trip to the garden department has me cutting in new beds that changed up the look of my trees. We currently have a single round bed around a tree and I am going to make it into a kidney shape and extend the size of it.
These three plants actually started this whole project because once I saw them I knew I had to have them and make a change outside. From there, new beds and extended beds became a reality.
I needed to get my tools ready ahead of time because I dislike running back and forth to the shed for extra tools I should have had ready to go, as it cuts into my timing. I plan out what I am going to do ahead, and then I set to work.
Tools I Used To Extend The Bed
A Spade (affiliate link)
A Pick(affiliate link)
A Wheelbarrow(affiliate link)
3 Large Plants
3 Solar Lights(affiliate link)
1 Pack of ground plants that spread
1 Package of Mulch
The Starting of A New Bed
The best way to start is to place a piece of twine to outline what you are cutting in and where you will be cutting in. Once you have a plan begin by digging lightly into the root of the grass, peeling it back, as though you are taking a layer off of an onion. Keep digging in and moving forward. Work from the outside of the bed to the inside of the bed. Tossing each piece of lawn/sod into the wheelbarrow.
Once you are cut in, it is time to dig deep as you can see I did here. You dig into the area you want to make as a mound and then place the dirt in the middle and continue this all the way around until you have joined side-to-side.
The Result Of A New Bed
This is the final result without the bark so you could see that it was an add-on and how nice it actually looked. I outlined it, cut in and removed all the old grass. I mounded up the outside sculpting dirt into the middle so I did not need to purchase any soil, it was a simple reuse and very easy to do. As soon as I finished adding small plants for ground cover as well as a few other transplanted items from around my yard, I watered. I then added mulch in order to help the beds stay wet.
Lavishly live life out loud, outdoors with a simple DIY of cutting in a new bed outdoors. You will love the new look and the yard will look refreshed. Your small investment of time will definitely add to the curb appeal of your home.
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