As renters, there is a balance with working on our place. We don't want to spend too much or alter anything in a way that angers our landlord. But yet, this is still our HOME, where we live every day. I've been learning a lot more about gardening - this is the first time I've had dirt to work with and actually a pretty large area. We have a side yard that at first I just ignored. I thought we had some interesting green grass growing there around the rocks:
Then, that cute grass went crazy-town:
Oops, it was actually weeds. After some serious work with RoundUp and pulling 4 huge bags of weeds, I got it kind of under control. Until it started up again.
Damn this stuff is tough. So last week, I used RoundUp again and then I decided to move all of those annoying little white rocks. My friends, this was a serious undertaking but I did it. Hours of pretty heavy manual labor.
I plan to plant beautiful real grass and some more plants in the side yard.
I also took it to the house on the teeny back yard we have. We had some really old rose bushes planted there. At first I just cut them back and fed them.
But in my growing gardening wisdom, I realized that whole area was a hot weedy mess and in the mean time, Anna scratched herself on a rose bush. I decided all that shit had to GO. (I relocated the rose bushes, I didn't throw them out.)
Boo-YAH! Seriously. This is all so empowering. Then I planted sod.
Yeah! We have a YARD! With more to come. I have to do little bits at a time but I am so proud of all I've done and where this is going so far. Also, who says you have to be in a gym to work out?