Sunday, August 2, 2009

Clean up

It was another hot day but I didn't care. I wanted to be in the garden! This time however I really needed to focus my energies on the front yard. It's been the poor neglected stepchild of the garden lately. I think Feb. was the last time I touched some of it. Yoinks. The weeds were horrendous, nothing had been mulched, crab grass and clover had conspired to take over every square inch. I managed to get 3/4 of it weeded and mulched. I even watered a bit and dead-headed the flowers. It felt GOOD. It looks so much better! I could still spend another full day out there but then who would watch my kiddlet? (Daddy was on duty today).

I did notice several more dead (of heat?) bugs: one bumble bee and one wasp. I also uncovered a horde of snails. There must have been three dozen all nestled down between the wide iris leaves and the stone wall, into the city compost they went. Heh.

I'm hoping it make the fall clean up go a lot smoother in a few months.


Annie's Granny said...

Your front yard is mine. I'm surprised we aren't kicked out of the neighborhood :-(

Ribbit said...

You know, I've seen a ton of dead yellow jackets in the garden recently. It's rather surprising, isn't it.

Stefaneener said...

I wonder if those deaders haven't been pesticided.

And your post is timely; I just looked under the wisteria and saw the crab grass. Sheesh, take your eyes off one area for just a little, and poof!

Stefaneener said...

Are my comments coming through? I left one yesterday too, but I don't see it. Agh.

Just Jenn said...

Granny, I seriously couldn't get through my front walk for all the weeds! I even had lavender starts come up through the cracks. It was ridiculous really. I finally felt so embarrassed that I had to do *something*! Fortunately the neighbors seem to be blind as the lovely lady across the street commented on what a beautiful yard I have. lol

Ribbit, It always make me sad to see the dead bees.

Stef, there's a good chance they could've from a neighbor somewhere. It makes me really sad that we're poisoning our world. =(

And sorry you didn't see your comment! I have them moderated. I have to approve them before anyone can see them as I was getting a lot of junk posts that I didn't appreciate going up if you know what I mean.