I went up to Lake Geneva last weekend to start cleaning out some of my mom's new garden that's totally overgrown now.
This is the garden that I told my mom I was going to re-do for her and I was so excited about it. The only problem was that with the heat and the cicadas, I wasn't able to do much until recently, and by then there was a plant/weed explosion!
So I did a simple weed clean up, pulling out what I could identify as weeds. But herein lies the problem:
The previous owners, instead of using a wood mulch, used rocks under their plants. Some are large (which are fine) but the rest are small. I like the look of a rock garden and wanted to keep them, but after the years, the rocks have become embedded into the ground. The plants still manage to grow but to get weeds out I have to start removing the rocks.
I didn't want to remove the rocks but I think I have to, just to get at the roots of these big weeds, and especially if I want to transplant anything. Ugh.
Does anyone have any experience working with rocks as much?