In August, we began preparation of a new 12-foot diameter daylily bed between the pear and peach trees. First I broke up the soil with the teeth of the box blade and sprayed the weeds–left from the wildflower patch–with glyphosate.
Several weeks later, I tilled and shaped the dirt. It looks better than I expected as there is no red clay from burying the barn.
9/24/2019 – Spread a wheelbarrow of rotted hay and half the garden compost mixed with some fresh horse manure. It was 1″-2″ deep over the round area. Tilled it in to mellow until we plant the divided daylilies in October when the temps are 75-85.