For those of you thinking about starting a garden, or expanding the one you have, I have an easy way to do. (Easy means less effort) This works very well on sod. 1) Start your new beds in the fall. 2) Frame in new beds using untreated lumber (this wouldn't work for those of you with long rows so you can skip that part). 3) Cover the new beds with a thick layer of Autumn leaves. 4) Wait until Spring and plant your vegetables. That's it. What I've found is by covering the sod it breaks down without my help. By Spring all that's left is soft, loamy soil. No digging or chopping up the sod. For the frames I use 10x2. Your beds can be whatever size you want. I've got 4' by 12' for most things and some 4' by 4' for permanent beds of asparagus, horseradish, Rhubarb, etc. So far the untreated lumber has lasted over ten years.