Friday, May 16, 2014

The Brick Border Has Begun!

The weather forecast was for a cool 70 degrees this morning so I knew I had to take advantage of the low temps and get outside as early as Lupusly possible and sneak in some yard time before work.

I cleaned out the spent green bean garden box and will try planting some herb seeds to see how they'll do over the summer months.  I think it gets enough afternoon shade so hopefully they'll do okay. It will be a good experiment, for sure.

But I also got to work on the brick border.


Okay, I admit it looks a little "wavy", but hubby doesn't seem to have any interest in doing it (in which case it would be perfect), so my way will have to do.  It just blends in with the rest of the jumbled up back yard!

In this view of the yard, I have a meyer lemon tree, orange tree, simpson stopper, two cassava, a banana tree, sweet potato, chia (for flowers really, but it's an experiment!), thyme, cilantro, lemon balm, bee balm, mint, and rosemary. Lots going on in there. Mulch is keeping the weeds at bay, for the most part, except for the pesky false poinciana tree seeds.

I stole about a foot of the "lawn" setting the bricks.  Tee hee.  I still plan to completely scrape out the "lawn" and reseed it.  It will need to be done in sections, but that's okay. At this point anything would be an improvement over the weedy crap grass that's there.

I'm hoping the weather will stay coolish and I'll be able to get back out there tonight after resting at work for the afternoon.  The boss has gone to his annual Preakness trip so I'm skipping out early!   I love 5 hour workdays!

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