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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 11-26th: Backyard Garden Clean Up

After posting last about being stressed out in my garden, we decided to take some action. We hired our babysitter one Saturday for 4 hours and started cleaning up ... weeding, mulching, edging ... we were amazed at how much we got done (it helps when your babysitter is on the clock).

We took down the dead serviceberry (another 2011 casualty); and I re-did the walkway with a fabric barrier for the weeds.
Before

After





Another day, we took 2 hours while my mom was watching the baby and did the vegetable garden and walkway.
Not 100% finished, but good for now ...
And finally, on my birthday my cousin watched the baby for 2 hours while we finished up the last bit of work (and the one we dreaded the most), underneath the maple tree that had turned into a weed garden of epic proportions.
The gnome and door was my birthday present!
So 8-10 hours of work in the backyard scattered between June 11-26th. Not too bad.

4 comments:

Sissy said...

Well, Happy Birthday, Rosemarie! The gardens are looking great, the gnome and the little door are so cute!

garden girl said...

It all looks fantastic Rosemarie! Hope you're feeling a lot less stressed now. Looks like you got the help you were needing!

Lisa said...

That garden soon to be filled with beautiful and colorful flowers.

Lisa from Acoustic Guitar Software

Benjamin Vogt said...

Hey--that's looking pretty good! Esp considering you have a little one now to watch over.