An island planting is a garden bed in the center of the lawn. This bed may feature flowers, low shrubs, a tree, or a combination of these. Keeping island plantings attractive requires more than just tending the plants; you also need to protect the soil.
Island Planting Soil Issues
Weeds are a major concern in an island bed. Not only the well-known weeds like dandelions and crabgrass but also weedy growth from lawn grasses invading the bed.