We put up a visual barrier in an effort to keep the toddler and the dogs out…& to keep the teens from mowing the bed. Don’t laugh, it would happen.
There are also gladiolus in the bed. The butternut squash will climb the trellis you see in the foreground. I’ve also got sunflowers & giant zinnia along the fence.
Our county offers free mulch. We used my son’s truck and brought back a full load. Using it to keep moisture around the baby plants.