From the Weekend | In the Garden

Monday, June 9, 2014


Over the last few weeks, I noticed that my front gardens desperately needed attention.  I put off dealing with them due to school and other priorities, but started to get embarrassed and worried that our neighbors would think poorly of our property (Dayv tells me I'm insane when I voice these thoughts to him).  

Last Monday, I made the commitment to clean up the entire front yard in one week.  I much prefer to dedicate hours (and days) of work within a short time to accomplish a task than to do a little at a time.  I had a vision and needed to accomplish it as soon as possible.

The work I had to do to accomplish this task included:
1| Weed (in six separate areas) 
2| Trim all eight bushes
3| Purchase annuals for around the mailbox and the front garden bed
4| Plant flowers
5| Edge the lawn
6| Mulch 

Monday and Thursday I spent a total of six hours weeding.  On Saturday, I purchased zinnia and others annuals, along with a beautiful peony bush to replace my baby rose bush that didn't make it through the winter.  I came home and planted them, along with my baby sunflower, to see how well she'll do in the garden.  Then, I trimmed all of the bushes and edged the lawn.  By the end of the day and about four hours of hard work, I was exhausted and in pain.  I had plans to pick up mulch on Sunday with my dad to finish the project, but the supplier was not open.  I was incredibly aggravated because I had set a goal of one week and now have to wait until Saturday to get the mulch.  But, I am just thrilled with my accomplishment of getting everything cleaned up in one week and look forward to the finishing touch of the mulch.  Afterwards, I will share lots of photos of my simple, but lovely front yard that I have worked so hard to achieve.

Happy Monday!

2 comments:

  1. You are so amazing! That sounds like a whole lot of work. I am sure that everything looks fantastic and when you get your mulch it will just be the icing on the cake.

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  2. Wow! I can't believe you did all that! That is sooo much work so clearly you were seriously dedicated. I'm jealous of your ambition in the garden because I always lame out and just hire a landscaper to come do a Spring and Fall clean up every year for a few hundred dollars each. It's so expensive but one day I won't be so lazy. Now you get to feel so accomplished for doing it yourself :) Good luck with finishing the rest.

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