From Lawn to Food

Sheet mulching your lawn gives you an opportunity to do something more dynamic with your yard. One option is to cultivate an edible landscape made up of fruits and vegetables, edible flowers, and culinary herbs.

Tips for Going from Lawn to Food:

  • Keep the sheet mulching process in mind when you plan your garden layout. Some crops are best planted during sheet mulching, while others should be established afterwards.

  • Plant fruit trees and larger perennial crops, such as artichokes, when you sheet mulch. Follow the same general sheet mulching guidelines as for planting ornamental 4-inch to 5-gallon plants

  • Build raised beds for edibles right on top of your sheet mulch. This lets you plant annual edibles, like greens, brassicas, root crops, and micro-greens, immediately after sheet mulching and makes it easy to establish pathways between beds.

  • Focus on building healthy soil. Compost, mulch, and cover crops are natural soil amendments that provide valuable nutrients and improve soil structure. Check our Marketplace to find vendors that sell compost and mulch. 

  • Learn helpful growing tips by checking out the videos and guides we have compiled over the years of visiting with local backyard gardeners.