Last Sunday was one of the first days Matt and I have actually been around to take care of the yard.
He took down the old basketball hoop (previous owner left it) and I cleaned out under the Pine tree by the street.
This photo was taken in May. It looks okay in this photo, but really not much has ever grown here except for some vinca minor and that died in huge amounts this year. We added those hostas last year and the rest of the green are weeds and shoots.
I cleaned out all the vinca, weeds, shoots, and now it looks like this:
Yep, black eyed susans have sprouted behind the hostas. Okay, I'll admit it, I found some small black-eyed susan shoots last year and put them here. But I didn't think they'd grow. I was wrong!
So now what can I do with that bare area around the tree? I read that azaleas and rhododendrons would grow good under the pine tree because of the high acidity level from the pine needles. Has anyone had any luck with something like this?