I dug out a “moat” and filled it with heavy pads of old hay. It’s doing a great job of keeping the weeds around the bed down. Elsewhere I have been mulching like mad with used and partly composted stable wood shavings.
I also use a thick layer of mulch on the paths. Here is one newly mulched path in the front yard:I really put the mulch on thick. There are a lot of fungi in my garden this year, which is good for the soil and plants, so I like to see it.
In another big project I tackled the overgrown southside path. I widened it, and created a nice low rock wall. It is not done yet, but here’s how it looks now:That is looking at it from the east. Here is a view of it from the west:Here are a few random pictures we took of the garden this morning: