Me and hubby have been busy this past weekend doing some edging of flower beds by hand with a flat garden spade and a half-moon edger. I slowly cut along the outer edge of each bed with the half-moon edging tool and he followed behind me digging out the turf and soil until we had a deep trench. This trench was crucial for not only aesthetic purposes but keeping the mulch from washing out into the grass during a heavy downpour. And nothing is going to waste either because we’ve used the good pieces of sod to fill in bare spots in the lawn. Fortunately we got a good rainfall after doing this piecework which helped settle them in. We’ve completed all of the backyard beds except for one and we still have 3 out front to do as well. I’m in the process of mulching the beds too. Don’t you just love how great everything looks with a layer of mulch. It’s like the icing on the cake. Things are starting to fill in nicely, especially with all the rain we’ve been getting lately. The only thing that is making this spring a bit hard on me is my seasonal allergies which have been at their worse this season with the fluctuation of the temperatures from cool to warm and the pollen. Needless to say I’m keeping stock in antihistimines which makes me feel a bit groggy at times. Might have to look at getting an over the counter allergy medicine instead. I hope everyone has a nice weekend in or out of the garden.
Archive for April 8th, 2011