Me, too. I'll be looking back at this over the course of the summer.
lol I need someone to whine at. :P We bought our house in october & didn't have time to really rake. So we did it all yesterday & part of saturday. 25 home depot lawn waste bags.
Since we inhereted a really large garden that is popping up & droves if I took pictures could you tell me what things are? I don't even know what is supposed to be native to OH! & I think I'm embaressing the neighbor lady lol
That is part of the fun of buying a new house - learning in the spring what goodies are in the garden!
If you post pictures I can certainly try to help identify plants, but I'm no expert.
I understand where you are coming from. We moved into a house in the fall where the previous owners neglected the lawn while trying to sell it. (They just mowed.) We have a lot of entrenched weeds and neglected landscaping to shape up.
So, yeah. We picked up the rake and the trowel this weekend alongside you.
I should have gotten some done on Saturday, but we were helping a friend move and it just didn't happen. I will have lots to do this coming weekend while Ferrett is out of town!
There's always time to work in the garden. Even if you don't get everything done during the upcoming weekend, that's okay. :)
Oh, I won't get it all done! Believe me!
We had such Grande Designs ;) to get our garden patch plowed and ready for planting this weekend, but ended up helping a friend move as well. Which was good because she's been apartment-seeking for several weeks after unexpectedly becoming single and was pretty much homeless. Now she has a place of her own.
Here's hoping next weekend's weather is as conducive to gardening, blisters and all. :)
Or perhaps it should be "Here, here!" which is where I want the good weather!
I hear ya loud and clear. I told my kids (in an off-hand way) that kids who help their parents clean up the yard get paid.
Because our yard really is sort of that bad.
What I really need is a tiller and someone who knows what they're doing. 'Til then, though, it's all us. Yes, this is a scary thought.
I occasionally wish I had more space in which to plant more things, but then I remind myself that it would mean more work, and I am grateful again for my teeny yard.
My yard isn't all that big, especially in the front. But I do have room for a small garden in the back. It's just that we're lazy, heh.
Yeah, that will be weird.
I'm not looking forward to the hell that will be my yard this year. I had started to clean stuff up, and then... Life kinda... yeah.
So! This year, I resolve to try to maybe think about possibly getting stuff cleaned up. *nods*
You will have eager little helpers.
Who, when they are finally old enough to actually be helpful, will no longer be interested. But in the meantime, whee!
This is why I don't have a garden, and refuse to own a lawn which cannot be taken care of by paying someone else to mow it with the mower set on 'mulch' every couple of weeks during the summer (at most).
It would also be how I end up covered in mud, after shoveling a couple cubic feet of gravel mixed with dirt, in the drizzling rain. And, the next evening, shoveling another couple of cubic feet of topsoil.
On the other hand, it finally closed the grave on the remains of the failed 'dry well'/drainage improvement project, after half a year (which would be how the 4x4x4 hole got dug to begin with). Next up: finding a grass-seed-mat of local grasses, or some such, to lay over it so we'll have a chance in hell of selling the house any time soon. Or maybe flowers would be more apropos.
I hate physics.
2007-03-26 07:46 pm (UTC)
Tanx. ;) Made it my own self! (Crap, watching too much Firefly again.) LOL
I actually own a 25 yr old troybilt tiller. I need to adjust the carburator, as it was stalling out last spring. It's no trouble to till up a garden and plant it. I just don't make the time to weed. My strawberries, raspberries and blueberries seem to survive the neglect, along with the spring and fall bulbs/perennials. If it doesn't survive, I don't plant it again.
Our garden is pretty well set, small and almost all ornamental. It held out well in the face of my neglect last year, but everything is leggy and overgrown and the grass in encroaching - just not neat.
regarding blisters: Garden gloves, esp. leather ones, will prevent that usually. Some rakes now come with a dense foam wrap that cushions against blisters, and I've seen somewhere the wrappers for adding to a rake you already own. Two bandaids over a current blister will help to cushion it from your next foray into the yard. Enjoy yourself!
I was wearing gloves, but they were rubber-palmed for handling pokey stuff, and my hands got sweaty. Will rely on the leather ones for raking in the future!
2007-06-10 01:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Hope you don't mind...
Absolutely not a problem at all. I'm flattered! (I also didn't get this until this morning because our 'net was down last night.)