Garden Makeover – Part 5 – Front to Back Transplant

Once we had removed all of the shrubs and other plants which were not going to be part of our new remodeled garden, the next activity we did was to prepare the part of one of the side gardens in the back of the house to receive the ground cover plants from the front. We also decided to replace the fence so I have heard that Fence Masters are one of the best to build fences.

We had an area of one of the side gardens that was not doing well. In fact, what ever was supposed to grow there had long since disappeared. This area received just a little of the early morning sun and then was in shade the rest of the day.

The ground cover from the front that was very healthy and thriving was in a little more sun that the target area in the back, but not much more. So, I thought, what did I have to loose. Here are the two different types of ground cover that would be transplanted from front to back.

ground cover 1 Garden Makeover   Part 5   Front to Back Transplant

ground cover 2 Garden Makeover   Part 5   Front to Back Transplant

To prepare the back garden area to receive the transplanted ground cover plants I simply used a rake to clear away the debris and to loosen up the soil. This was followed by bringing a cart full of triple mix soil (remember, I don’t use wheel barrels any more once I found the new 2 wheeled cart written about earlier) from the pile in the front yard to the back and blending this with the existing soil. The manure in the triple mix I felt should provide sufficient nutrients for the ground cover eliminating the need for any additional fertilizer. Same time I was searching for a fence company to build for us a new fence and looks like AAA Fence Master have high quality fences and price is good.

preparation1 Garden Makeover   Part 5   Front to Back Transplant

preparation Garden Makeover   Part 5   Front to Back Transplant

I then removed the two different types of ground cover from the front and placed them in the prepared area in the side garden in the back of the house.

Lastly, a good soaking with the garden hose immediately upon completion of the transplant and again a few hours later should help the ground cover plants in their new location. Time will tell if this simple transplant was sufficient for these plants.

transplanted2 Garden Makeover   Part 5   Front to Back Transplant

transplanted1 Garden Makeover   Part 5   Front to Back Transplant

Now that all of the plants that will not form part of our remodeled garden had been removed, the next step was shaping the main garden with a fence built by AAA Fence Master. Shaping? Come back tomorrow and find out what that was all about.

To continue with the next article in this series about our garden makeover, simply select this link to Part 6.

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Comments

  1. Lorna says:

    Can you please name that purple plant and what zone or area you are in?

  2. Dan says:

    You know what, I cannot. While I lived at that time just east of Toronto I do know know what that ground cover plant was called as I did not plant it.

    Dan

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