Gardening and Landscaping
This Summer my goal was to control weeds better and plant some more perennials in my yard. Perennials are nice because you don’t have to keep on planting them and planting them. In my backyard I get a lot of tall crab grass and weeds in my garden area and in order to control that better I laid down some garden carpet (thats what I like to call it) and covered it with rocks. I had to pull out a couple of trees that were starting to grow in that area and those were a real pain to pull out cause the roots were already really deep.
My first thought was to get bags of rocks at the hardware store but those bags of rocks are HEAVY. Unless you have a really strong man to help you do that by all means go for it, but I live alone so I opted for the easy way out. I called Valley Landscaping which is a landscaping company here in town and had them deliver 2 yards of rocks for me. This pile used to have twice as much rocks in it. Moving rocks is not an easy task, but it was really good exercise though.
The middle of May is my favorite time of Spring because of all the flowers on the crab apple trees. Lilacs are also the best too because they smell so great. My allergies don’t like them that much.
Other than my street that I live on becoming a detour street for road construction, May was a pretty good month. I got my patio to where I like it so I can now work out there on my laptop. Life is pretty sweet.