Once the fence went up, two piles of horse manure were brought in by another tenant, Roger, who works for a landscaping company. He and Clint shoveled it all into two piles. Then for a little more than a week, two goats were brought in to help get rid of the grass. They did a pretty darn good job, as you can see in the two pictures. The difference in the level of grass inside and outside the fence is quite noticeable. A closeup:
If anybody has any tips for this neophyte gardener, please let me know! I am quite excited about this opportunity; it's the first time I've ever had more than indoor plants or my outdoor flowers. To be able to eat things I grow myself is quite a novel idea!