A Gardening Project–April, 2019

This is my finished project, by my front steps. It was a pretty big project, so it took me a few days to get it done.

I was having trouble mowing the lawn. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get into the corner. I decided to enlarge the flowerbed. I also had a LOT of weeding to do. This photo was taken AFTER I did a bunch. Seriously.

So far, I’ve dug up the lawn, moved the edging pieces forward to frame the new portion, weeded down part way along the house, added some dirt to the new portion, and transplanted a few orange flowers that came up in the garden where my nephew, Jake, had his row of flowers last summer. I also put some compost on the dahlias that come up every year in the back by the house. I plan to weed further along the house, plant some flowers in the new portion, and dig out the edging all the way down to the end.

I have to confess, I’m a little stiff and sore, but now that the weather has turned nice, I think I will soon toughen up as I get out there more. I do love the process, the exercise, and the way it looks when I’m done, so that’s my motivation! Rob’s out of town, on a retreat with one of his friends, so I have more inside work to do for a few days. I guess I need to appreciate him even more than I do–there’s nothing like his absence to show me all the little things he does….

6 thoughts on “A Gardening Project–April, 2019”

  1. It looks great. I have been working on all of our small gardens this week. They look much better, I feel much worse. Oh well, it had to get done.

    1. I was able to crawl back inside after digging for a couple more hours today:). Then, since Rob is out of town, I’ve been having a movie marathon with Patsy. Let’s hope I don’t stiffen up so much that I can’t get off the couch:). I do love this time of year!

  2. Looks great!
    Hope you enjoyed your movie marathon, and I hope Rob has a good time on his retreat.

    1. Rob just got back a little while ago, and he says it was absolutely awesome!

      I’m sure our movie marathon was not as inspiring, but we did enjoy ourselves:)

  3. The yard looks GREAT, just like a fancy garden magazine. My back hurts just looking at all the work you did. I love this time of the year also.

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