Since September is almost on us we’re trying to get it in gear to work on our yard. While the original plan for the yard was to keep it alive until fall and then over-seed, I just haven’t been able to keep up with the weeds. The score may as well be Crabgrass 100, Erin 1. On Saturday I spent an hour pulling crabgrass in the back yard. I have a small back yard and I only made it about 1/3 of the way through in an hour. And the front yard? The front yard has WAY more weeds than the back yard.
So we’re on to Plan B. Otherwise known as “oh crap, now what?” I’ve been running a few scenarios in my mind. Unfortunately they all require removing the crabgrass; whether it is before or after I kill it all with round up is really the only part I’ve yet to figure out. I’m thinking “kill it all” is the way to go, just as sort of a precaution. Because if I kill it all then it won’t be able to infect the grass once it starts growing, right?? Unless of course it comes over from the neighbor’s yard and while tempting, I’m going to have to resist the urge to kill their yard while I’m at it. Or at least resist the urge to kill the part that touches my yard. If I were allowed I would put up a little wall between us though because I hate knowing that it will be an uphill batter between me and the weeds when the neighbors are just letting them in!
Anyways. We have also started planning our flower beds and after a trip to the farmer’s market on Saturday we came back with one new plant for the back yard and three that I planed on the side of the house to sort of mask the power equipment from the road. It looks nice after it was planted, but looked 100 times better once I put down the mini-pine-bark. Seriously, it was amazing how awesome it looked afterwards.
I don’t even want to talk about how long it took me to dig those three holes for those three small plants. Or about the number of rocks I found or about how the number of rocks was so great that I did most of the digging on my knees with my spade because I could not dislodge them with the big shovel. It was awesome.
So pretty much what it boils down to is: Big Plans without having an Actual Plan. I’m hoping it’ll just work itself out in the mean time.