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.