Over the past two years we (we as in Steve) have been working hard on improving the landscape around our house. Steve has been focusing on the infrastructure in order to get 2.5 acres running smoothly. Think sprinklers, piping, drip lines, water pump repairs, removing infested trees, planting new trees, composting, making a garden, shredding fallen trees, digging, mulching, weeding, mowing, pruning, stacking firewood, spraying weeds, cleaning gutters, burning brush, gopher hunting, rat trapping, stump removal, power line clearing, and the list goes on and on and on and ON!
While he is busy doing important things, its my job to keep the weeds pulled in all of the flower beds and lets just say I should be fired. I don't really enjoy spending my time weeding, so I rarely do it and weeding is the type of thing you have to stay on top of otherwise it gets OUT OF CONTROL. So, finally during the 4th of July weekend, we (Steve) decided it was time to put fabric down in the front flower beds to help with the weeds because relying on me to do it is a lost cause. We also removed the plants and flowers that didn't make it in Round 1 (oops), and picked out some new flowers from the neighboring nursery to give it a boost of color. Three full days of weeding, planting, fabricing, and home-made-mulching, and very very very sore legs, and we finally have a lovely front flower bed that will hopefully stay that way! All we need to do is trim the fabric on the edges and finish a rock border on the side bed and Ta Da! it will be perfect!
Side yard 2009: