We have a problem with moss on the so called lawn in our garden and my husband has tried to get rid of the moss but with no success so we have decided to get rid of the lawn instead.This photo gives you an idea of how poor the lawn is so we are making garden beds with pathways instead.
and then putting a couple of beds in the middle of the lawn.
This is what garden websites have to say about couch grass which doesn’t get enough sun or water.
“Couch lawn, however, can become straggly, form bare patches and look very poor if it does not receive enough water or nutrients (fertiliser), or is growing in the shade, which is too heavy for the lawn to tolerate.
Couch is also an invasive grass. It will require garden edging to ensure that it doesn’t begin to grow into and overtake garden beds. This is easily done through regular garden maintenance by pulling out any runners which have crept into the garden. It’s when we do not do this regular maintenance that we can begin to find Couch that may have grown excessively into our shrubs and bushes.”
One bed done, three to go. The pathways will be done in eucalyptus chip so the finished result should be less maintenance for us. We have ordered soil to top up the beds so they are raised above the level of the pathway.