Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Big Garden Cleanup – Phase II

Okay, so a few days ago I wrote about The Big Garden Cleanup that hubby and I did in the front and right side of the house.
Before the cleanup there was an overload of shrubbery (sad face):

After the cleanup there was no more shrubbery (happy face):

Once everything growing there was removed, we decided after a couple of days (our bodies had started to heal) to take it to phase two.

Phase two involved edging:

And seed grass:

So now we have this:

Things are coming along nicely; slowly but surely. The garden has put up one heck of a good fight but obviously not good enough.

Phase III, which I hope will commence soon, will consist of the addition of plants. Maybe some hostas for the shady front. Maybe some daylilies for the sunny right side. We'll just have to see what happens next. Stay tuned for more...


  1. Good bye shrubbery! I would have used stacked stones for the edging, never liked that plastic stuff.

  2. Hi Randy, thanks for stopping by. Yup, no more shrubbery. There was a lot of discussion for edging; still haven't decided on what to use permanently. For now, the plastic edging was needed to divide the two areas, mainly so that the grass seed could be started. Maybe next spring we'll look into different types of edging.

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing Phase 3, Martha. Isn't it exciting to have an blank canvas to paint with plants? :-)

  4. Beth, you better believe it is! We've worked so hard in these areas that I'm reluctant to plant anything for awhile! I just want to enjoy it being empty for a bit longer :)