First thing I learned when I got here was how important the soil is to the garden. Take your time and prepare the soil correctly you'll be rewarded by the garden & lawn that you get!!!! Wish I had known that.
For your flower
beds, do the raised beds they look great and the fertilizing raising process kills the weeds
for you and it is ready to plant
in 6 weeks. Which if you use starter plants
this year rather than seeds
still gives you plenty of blooms up until frost. There is a vinegar, salt, dishsoap weedkiller recipe that works but I've been cautioned not to use it for widespread weeds
because the salt could cause the soil not to support any plants
at all. Depending on the amount of weeds
in your lawn maybe one of those weed
products? Well I'll leave that for someone who knows more than I do. The site is closing at 8:00 p.m. tonight but it will be comming back better than ever so be patient and don't be too anxious to plant
. Amending soil after something is planted is a lot harder than doing it before. Even if it means you have to wait.