Bermuda grass is very difficult to get rid of and competes with garden plants for moisture and nutriments. The front yard is covered with this grass and needs to be dug up and disposed of before a garden can be put in. There will still be years of constant maintenance to eradicate it, but the job will be much easier once most of it is removed from the property.
Deni, a master gardener, recommends a tier approach to the sloping front yard. Right now the grass is holding the soil from erosion. Also, Suzanne, wishes to have a place for neighbors and visitors to sit and enjoy the garden. There may be a way to combine raised gardening with a fence/seating/tiered wall.
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