Posted: 31/01/2013 at 21:29
Hi, I moved house 3 years ago and the garden is rectangular and completely laid to lawn, with the exception of an apple tree at one side. So far I've been too frightened to do any proper planting as I've got no idea what I'm doing!! Anyway now I want to plant some shrubs along the boundary fence to provide some privacy from our neighbours... but I need to first create a border to put these in as I don't want difficulty mowing etc... I read the best way to stop grass growing through is to layer cardboard & newspaper over the selected area then cover with 4 inches of compost and then 4 inches of mulch. My question is will cats and foxes dig in this 'border' if I leave it for a month or so? I don't want it scattered around the garden, they already dig in my pots and planters. How can I stop this? Also it will take a long time to fill as I am on a budget so can only add 1 or 2 large shrubs a month
Any advice would be welcome!