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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Hedging…

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I decided that since I am not seeing a lot of beautiful grass growing in my front yard, that this would be a good time to make my “mark” on it. What is green so far…QUACKS!!! I hate quack grass and this too shall be dealt with this spring!

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I grabbed the hose…and made my shape…and then set about cutting out the sod. The roots from that quack grass were as hard to get rid of as a set of inlaws you no longer are obligated to! hahaha!

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There were a few times when I almost fell down with exhaustion. I kept asking myself…WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF??? lol

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Do you know what I am doing yet?

Yep…I am putting in a hedge. There is a teensy little twist to the hedge though. Do you see where the sidewalk is a little dark with dirt? That is a low spot. It fills with water because the sidewalk is not leaning the right way. I have to work around this issue…

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I think my solution is gonna look very nice once we get things growing!

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My hedge plants are almost funny to look at they are so scrawny! They are cotoneaster bushes...they make a great hedge line, and are free and plentiful out at the farm! I love how they are so easy to grow!

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Not to worry…they will be just fine…a little plant food goes a long long way!

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I left the bit of grass there as I didn’t want the pooling water to cause my hedge trenches to flood out.

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Did I mention that it took me two days to do this project…(having to baby my shoulder injury and arms is slowing this girl down!) and that I had to go to the farm to get the plants??? AND…did I mention that most of my working was done….in the rain??? Yep!!! I was so dirty! hahaha

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I then decided to cut myself a flower bed…that I will share with you all in a day or two…it was an adventure building that! Turns out it is one big ant hill on that side of the lawn! Boy are they MAD at me! hahaha!

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For today…this is the scene in my front gardens!!! I have done more work in the front, which I will share very soon…until then, I need suggestions to rid this lawn of the ant issues! I am excited to share what I have done in my back yard too!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I have so much to share…and so little time to do it in…I appreciate all the follows, comments and visits!

Until Next Time….Happy Gardening!

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