Sep 11, 2012

Operation 'Take the Garden Back' - Phase II

Operation 'Take the Garden Back' - Phase II

Status: Complete

1. Thinned and relocated daylilies.
2. Thinned strawberry grass for the first time in several years.  That stuff is.. well that's another post all together.
3. Relocated goldsturm, daisies, echinacea, and hosta.
4. Planted daffodil and iris bulbs.
5. Removed and relocated some... purple woody stuff.. really, I think that's what they're called.  Woodus Purpleus... er, ya.
6. Seeded and covered some bald spots in the grass.

You know it's been a long time since you've planted daffodils when you see a spot and think to yourself... "That's a great place for some pretty spring daffodils.", dig a hold and discover.. well... daffodil bulbs.

I'm still at a loss for the front of my house.  It's mostly shade, and everything in there is unkempt and just all over the place.  Nothing matches.  I need a few hundred dollars and a spring trip to The Depot.  In the next year or two, the front should be back to lookin' spiffy. 

There is a lot more I want to do, but I still have a few weeks to move some stuff around I think. I can do most of that in the fall, ya? Hello? Is this thing on?
But for now, I made and cleaned up a big mess out there and my blower is broken... so I swept and now so is my back.

Sep 10, 2012

Operation "Take the Garden Back" - Phase I

Now that I've graduated, and not working until at least October I've got some free time on my hands.  Time to revive the space around my house formerly known as the yard/garden.

Today...  Mowed the lawn, weeded the flower beds and patio, edged, and trimmed the ivy.  In general I hate ivy... but my fence is old and broken down so I'm thankful the ivy holds it together.  Now that I've typed it out it doesn't seem like I did all that much work, but my body sure hurts.

Tomorrow.. - Phase II
Move a few plants around, plant bulbs, and seed and cover the bald spots in the yard.

I checked out some 'break down the stump in the middle of the yard' stuff to add to the stump in the middle of the yard.  It's much less expensive than I thought, so I think in the next week or two I'm going to.. y'know...  break down the stump in the middle of the yard.