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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Hedging…


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!


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!


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


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…


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


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!


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


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


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


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!


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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CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Well the cotton easter hedge will be beautiful there. I love how you put it. My hedge is a privet that requires way to much work but I totally love hedges and how they look all nice and pruned up(-: I think it really finishes a yard. I know yours will be growing well and filling in as the weather gets warmer(-: The new flower bed is going to be pretty too(-:
We are having a flash of summer weather here. It was 95 yesterday. So I am trying to keep things watered. Hard to do when I work two jobs half the week. But tomorrow I will have time to play in the garden and get to prunning my hedge(-; Have a fun week!

gail said... did all that with a shoulder injury? I am truly impressed! It's going to be lovely.
Can't wait to see the finished product.

Carol said...

Maybe you made the ants mad enough that they will move out! Hugs Carol

The JR said...

Woman, do you know what rest is! NO, you don't. You are the hardest working person I know.

Going to look fantastic.

Liz said...

It's going to look lovely once it gets going. Have you concidered bog plants in that wet spot. Zantedeschia would look lovely and likes wet conditions, some species of iris and even Astilbe could also be used.

Unknown said...

Your neighbors are going to want you to do their yards.... hey, you might be able to make some money...

Sue said...

You're moving right along. I think the hedge is gonna look great!
Don't over-do.

gena said...

Where do you get your energy??? AND how do I get some! You are amazing and I can't wait to see how your new home is being spiffed and fluffed bit by bit - LOVE it!


Lona said...

You have been busy , but then again you always are. I like the hedge you have planted and how it curves into the sidewalk. With the beds being made the yard is getting that Glenda touch. LOL! Take care of yourself now with all of that heavy work.

africanaussie said...

You are such an inspiration. I love those beds you made, but think those little triangular bits should have something in them other than grass. I am sure it wont take long though and you will have some triangles of color there!

Andrea said...

Tootsie, if you didn't tell us you get tired and you have aching shoulder, i am inclined to think that you really are super human, the lady who doesnt get tire! All that you are doing are incredible...indefatigable Tootsie! I salute your strength, stamina and ...just super! But i am sure in no time at all, your yard will be very beautiful, i can already visualize it! That time i hope you find some time to rest! [i am thinking you are like that so you wont have time to think of the past negativities, that is fine, take care]

Anonymous said...

Wow!! you are one amazing lady you have achieved so much in such a short time. As for your ant problem. I had much the same in our back yard. I used Nemasys No Ants worked really well for me. Take a look at

BernieH said...

You just can't keep a good woman down ... sore shoulder or not! Wonderful work. I just know your hedge is going to look fabulous down the track a little, but so far I'm very impressed with all your hard work out in the front yard.

sabri said...

For ANT issue...go to grocery and get corn meal or corn startch ...we get ants bad during summer and i just sprinkle it indoors and out and the ants can't digest corn they also take it back to it's nest and kills off rest of ants....also non toxic to kids and pets..let me know how it works for `sabri~

Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

Glenda, I love, love, love the shape of everything. I wish I had a suggestion about the ants, because I have them too. I'll be back to see what answers you find out though.

Have a wonderful FF and an equally wonderful weekend.


~~Rhonda said...

Glenda, I am amazed at the work you get done! And I am so looking forward to watching the transformation of your lawn to garden. Exciting!! ~~Rhonda

La Petite Gallery said...

Happy Mothers Day to you pretty Mamma. Take a rest and Have a great Sunday. yvonne

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

I can't wait to see the growth in your new edging and the new garden bed! It is hard to work in the rain on dirt projects, so well done!