Roadblock on Border Project

Monkey grass soaking in tubs to soften the roots.

On Sunday morning I was enthusiastic about getting closer to finishing with digging up and replanting the de-weeded monkey grass border along the west garden. I sent my oldest son out ahead of me to do the digging up part. Unfortunately what he uncovered brought my project to a halt.

The landscaping timber was mostly rotten, with crabgrass roots running all through it. When I pulled on some roots the timber just fell apart. The timing is bad because banging rebar through fresh¬†timber and into the ground is Mr. Mims’ department, and he’s still busy painting our fresh deck. He inspected my work,¬†went somewhere to get the timber, dumped it in front of the site and then informed me that it’s low on his list right now. I can’t say I blame him. Continue reading

Winter Weeding

In the midst of an early spring here in Greenville, I have taken on a large weeding task that I hope will cut down on the summer weeding chores. I’ve spent several hours, spaced out over a few days, and I’ve reached about the halfway point.

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