Oh, how sweet of you to wonder - and to keep up with my blog!
Well, there's a reason I haven't been blogging my progress. Because parts of my garden have become beastly! And I didn't want to scare anyone!
But, I've taming the beasts. Just look for yourself.
This was Before:
Yes, this is a bed! :O
There are hollies planted in this bed, but they're hard to see because the weeds have taken over. The brown holly (it's not quite dead) is suffering because the weeds are so high, they are blocking the water from the misting system.
Was that you I just heard screaming? Will this haunt you in your dreams? Give you nightmares? I know it's ugly. And scary.
A real monster.
Did music soothe the savage beast? No, hard work did!
- 45 minutes digging the trench for the edging
- 2 hours putting in the edging (Yes, I know I was supposed to put the edging in before I put in the plants. This is one reason monsters start to grow.)
- 5 hours putting down cardboard and mulching (Broken up into two work sessions.)
I also took one day off for housework, one day for a non-gardening appointment, and one day going to get more edging and mulch! This one bed holds about 2 yards of mulch, and it's not put down very deep.
This is the After:
Ah, much better! This monster's gone for now. I have others, but it's going to be o.k. Nothing to be afraid of. Remember, no matter how bad a garden looks, it can be tamed with just a few hours of work (usually).