Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:55
Hi busy lizzie and verdun
Thank you for replying. I don't think I explained myself properly so I'll try again.
The time it is taking me to mow and weed my front garden is taking most of my day. On average a good 4-5 hours. The garden is approx 15 foot by 12 foot. The borders are about 2 foot wide. I currently have a hydrangea and camellia which are well established and I'm not sure I could get them out, but the rest of the plants are fairly new over the past couple of years. ie ferns, a small rose, perinun flame (sorry for spelling) . I will dig them out and replant in my back garden. The borders in the front are sparse, I can't afford to fill up the space.
So I just want to grass the whole area so all I need to do is mow it. What would be the best option to do this? Buy turf? Seed it but get top soil first?
The bark idea is for the back garden. I thought if I put bark down on the bed, it would cut my gardening work down.
I'm just trying to simplify my life as I work full time and live alone. I'm just finding the garden too much now.
More suggestions please?