This is the step-by-step lasagna garden I'm making for my herbs and some veggies. If you keep your eye on the white skirting around the craft shop, it's a good measurement to follow. I'm only doing two series of layers for this garden, although all my others gardens had their layers repeated three times, until the height was around 24".
This is where the garden will go. Pick a spot on your property. Just remove anything that sticks up and will get in the way. This is a great garden for rocky soil. If it's covered with rocks, you'll probably want to repeat the layers several times the first time you build your garden. Don't worry, it'll work itself down to about 8" in six to eight weeks. The white skirting is 15" high.
Now, give the papers a thorough soaking.
Add a layer of clippings and gently make them conform to the shape of your garden. This is from my pampas grass plants; but, leaves, lawn sweepings, small twigs, anything will work great. You just don't want to really tamp the layer down. It should be as though it just fell there, naturally. When it's shaped the way you want, water thoroughly.