Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon was spent working in the yard. We pulled weeds, cut grass, edged flower beds, raked leaves, added top soil, spread turf builder and split a few of these:
Hosta are some of the easiest plants around...they don't take a lot to maintain and there are a lot of different types. They are perennials, so they come back each year...usually bigger than the year before. Since they do grow bigger each year, you can split them and replant them. The picture below shows what my beds look like after we split two of my hosta...in the bed on the left the first and third hosta are the replanted ones. It's the gift that keeps on giving. NOTE: Look at all of those lawn bags...whew!
Dirt always overflows from the flower beds onto the walkway so Rondell added the pavers along the walkway. We've had different lining before but this is by far the best...I love the way it turned out:
In the back Rondell dug up a bush that was not so pretty. This is potentially where we'll put our vegetable garden.We also gave some more love to the back (which I was supposed to do last year, but failed somewhere along the way). We pulled 1001 weeds, raked a ton of leaves, picked up a ton of branches, edged the big flower bed, and added some manure (eww) and top soil:
It is amazing how quickly the soil dries. To the left you can see my decorative grass, which is growing in nicely since I cut down all of the dead growth (on the other side of the decorative grass with where I'll replant more Mexican Heather...loved those!). In the middle you can barely see another hosta coming up (I just planted it last year). Then to the right are my day lilies...they will bloom a beautiful orange flower.
There's still more to do (I see bags and bags of mulch in my future), but it looks so much nicer already. I'll share more once we start planting flowers (which may not be until May).