I am slowly working on my plans to tear the grass of our entire front slope and replace it with flower beds. I had an estimate from a landscaper to do the work, but it is totally outside of my budget. I think I can chip away at it myself over the summer and use plant divisions and such to fill up the space. The main issue is that the slope is pretty steep (currently lawn which is a major PITA to mow, thus my desire to get the grass off of it). The landscaper quoted "netting" it and said it was like deer netting. As anyone done this? Did you use plastic? How did you anchor it?
My budget for the project is close to zero. The plastic netting and 6" stakes (if that is what I need) are pretty inexpensive. I have a source for free wood chips (15-20 cubic yards - which is actually enough to do only the existing beds that I have now). I hope to get two truck loads this summer.
I am a glutton for landscaping punishment and very motivated to get this done - but I need some information on how to do it.
Many thanks for any words of advice you might have!