Work-wise, I prefer development over maintenance any day, so I thought that getting rid of the grass would really help me out. Come to find out, spring requires maintenance no matter what kind of yard you have.
On the bright side, here’s one of my new white hellebores with upward facing blooms.
I’m eager for them to make babies and fill in the spots where I’ve cut the ivy back.
Going all-groundcover, no-grass helped me chip away at the store of lawn-related supplies in the basement. I gave away my leftover grass seed back when I gave up on keeping the lawn, but there were other supplies stored up from when Bob used to take care of it. I’m not sure why he had four spreaders, but earlier this spring I donated two and recycled one.
What to do with the bags of fertilizer? — I’m using a cupful at a time to mix into the compost bins, to help speed up the process. With Sam’s help last summer, the entire mountain of raked-up leaves from the previous fall got worked into the bins just in time for the new mountain of leaves that came down last autumn. Next up: I unpacked a supply of tree-spikes and compost starter to use this year. I don’t know what to do with the old bag of lawn weed-treatment though. I’m not sure how it can safely be disposed of. Any suggestions?
Now, as for what to do in the springtime besides clean up the house and yard? Why, travel of course.
Oh, and one more thing… I know it’s a couple of days late for Star Wars day (May the 4th), but I hope the Fourth was with you.
How are you celebrating spring?
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