Why wait till next weekend Meadowcat ??? Grab that bull by the horns and get that job done girlfriend :grin2::grin2: THEN - you and your parents can come down here and start on our landscape mess ! :grin2::grin2:Morning, folks.
I am TIRED. My parents came over yesterday to help me with a big landscaping project. Well, part one of two of a big project. I have two really large flowerbeds in the front of my house, and both have gotten pretty out of control. Too thick with flowers because some of what is in there has just spread and spread...things like phlox, and daylillies...I'm not the best gardener, so I don't plant thoughtfully and I'm not good at thinning things out. Plus, one of the beds unfortunately got some creeping charlie this year, and it just TOOK OVER.
My parents are just incredible gardeners. Their flower beds are beautiful. (Apparently I didn't inherit that gene - ha!). So, yesterday, they came over and we simply stripped the bed with the creeping charlie bare. Everything came out. EVERYTHING. We worked for about 6 hours. Dug everything out. We saved my peonies, which I love. Those actually came down with me from our old house up in northern Minnesota and survived being transplanted once, so hopefully they'll survive again, and we were able to strip away the weeds (I hope!). Saved a bit of bee balm, again, hopefully removed the weeds. But everything else got tossed. Laid all new mulch (there was some red lava rock that all got removed).
I am exhausted, sore, have a bit of a headache, but it was so worth it.
The other half is even larger, but no creeping charlie so I don't think we have to strip it bare, just thin everything and remove what I don't want anymore, sort of rethink the design. Maybe next weekend? I'm tired already.
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