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Step 1: Dig, dig, dig! Make your pathway level with the ground. Pathways should be 2 feet wide, garden beds should be 4 feet wide (we use string for a guide.)
Step 3: Pile on the wood chips
Step 4 (optional): Box in your plots. Make sure you do them to size (4ftx8ft or 4ftx16ft) use untreated lumber. Cedar or hemlock is ideal for outdoor use. If interested in a workshop on this please let me know at email@example.com and we will see about setting one up asap. Approx. cost is $30.
What NOT to do:
- Do not lay down just wood chips without cardboard
- Do not lay down cardboard and wood chips onto raised area, dig to make it level with ground
- Do not fold edges of cardboard up
Here are some examples of improper pathways: