Ready, set, weed!

Every project, even weeding, takes major planning around here. My hubby and I sort of have it down to a science. He spends time with our daughter (which he doesn't get to because of work) and I get to go work on the project (which gives me a break from being mom). This weekend the project was weeding.

Our side median is getting better and better. The mulch/wood chips have made pulling the crab grass a hell of alot easier and the amount of weeds is 1/3 of what it use to be. I spotted a problem tho...I think we have a leak in our soaker hose connection. One half of the median is growing ok and the other half is growing like mad, which it shouldn't because it's a draught tolerant garden and it's summer. The soil is moist and making the grasses and myporum grow like crazy.

Another area I've started to redo is the Calla Lily area. It's right next to our garage and faces the house so we see this garden spot every time we look out P's bedroom and the living room windows. I planted Calla Lilies and "Little Gem" seeds over a year ago. Both have grown well. The Little Gem a little too well and I've noticed it provides a good hiding spot for bugs and spiders.


I pulled out all of the Little Gem. The Calla Lily stand out much better on their own. For now I think I'm going to place river rocks around the lilies. We plan on painting the garage so I'd rather not plant until we are finished painting.

The third area that needs a redo is a spot right outside our bedroom window. A month ago I hung humming bird and regular bird feeders from the roof eaves. The humming birds have come to dine It's been so exciting to lay on our bed and watch them hoover as they eat. The rest of the birds haven't gotten word that our "restaurant" is open for business. I've heard it can take a while. I'd like to expand our "wildlife" area to include butterflies and later add a fountain. I need to do some plant research.


So, as usual, I start a project, finish it, and come across three new ones I need to do. Ah, but I do love my garden!


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kriselkeeper: Ready, set, weed!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ready, set, weed!

Every project, even weeding, takes major planning around here. My hubby and I sort of have it down to a science. He spends time with our daughter (which he doesn't get to because of work) and I get to go work on the project (which gives me a break from being mom). This weekend the project was weeding.

Our side median is getting better and better. The mulch/wood chips have made pulling the crab grass a hell of alot easier and the amount of weeds is 1/3 of what it use to be. I spotted a problem tho...I think we have a leak in our soaker hose connection. One half of the median is growing ok and the other half is growing like mad, which it shouldn't because it's a draught tolerant garden and it's summer. The soil is moist and making the grasses and myporum grow like crazy.

Another area I've started to redo is the Calla Lily area. It's right next to our garage and faces the house so we see this garden spot every time we look out P's bedroom and the living room windows. I planted Calla Lilies and "Little Gem" seeds over a year ago. Both have grown well. The Little Gem a little too well and I've noticed it provides a good hiding spot for bugs and spiders.


I pulled out all of the Little Gem. The Calla Lily stand out much better on their own. For now I think I'm going to place river rocks around the lilies. We plan on painting the garage so I'd rather not plant until we are finished painting.

The third area that needs a redo is a spot right outside our bedroom window. A month ago I hung humming bird and regular bird feeders from the roof eaves. The humming birds have come to dine It's been so exciting to lay on our bed and watch them hoover as they eat. The rest of the birds haven't gotten word that our "restaurant" is open for business. I've heard it can take a while. I'd like to expand our "wildlife" area to include butterflies and later add a fountain. I need to do some plant research.


So, as usual, I start a project, finish it, and come across three new ones I need to do. Ah, but I do love my garden!


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Blogger Tracy said...

love the idea of a fountain in that space...

September 22, 2009 at 10:16 PM

 

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