Find a sunny spot in your yard, and have the kids map out what they’d like to grow.
There’s no need to remove the grass and weeds or till the soil. Simply place several layers of wet newspaper over the grass. Top with layers of “green” (grass clippings, vegetable scraps and small garden trimmings) and “brown” (dried leaves, manure, pine needles and peat moss), interspersing few inches of topsoil and compost in between.
Top with three of four inches of topsoil and compost. Your finished layers should be about 2-feet tall. No worries—they’ll settle considerable in just a few weeks. Your garden is now readying for planting.