Sandy, newspaper is great to use, but don't use colored advertisements. I have St Augustine grass and I can't keep it from creeping back into my gardens. It creeps in from the sides. Raised beds are great, you can get better drainage. I don't know if Austin has the same clay that we have in Dallas or not. Last February, we were iced in. We've had an extended drought, as well. Come February, we'll be wishing for some of this heat, just as we are currently wishing for some of that ice. This is one of those uncommon summers. I've been here for the worst ones, 1980, 1998 and 2011.
I'll be happy when it's cool enough to grow some cool weather vegetables.
Sandy from Texas(Dallas)
Plant zone: 8
Desert latitude/statewide drought
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