Friday, May 26, 2017

Garden Shortcuts

I use the lawn mower to do most of the grooming in my yard. Perennials are set low enough so that the machine will not injure the crowns. Spring maintenance means rising to the challenge of whatever developed over the winter. Over the week-end I refreshed the drill.

Mow. Rake the ratty margins of the sward toward the center. Mow again. Spray margin weeds with benign herbicide. It will not be necessary to attend to the edges until October, if then. Mow in convenient patterns of curves and turns, then design the rough areas to look good as is.

I lay composition shingles broken into thirds under the fence to block growth far enough into the lawn area that a pass with the mower will trim everything -30-

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