|BEFORE: My garden grows too much!|
|AFTER: Looking nice and groomed|
Turns out, plants grow better with water. I KNOW! It came as a shock to me as well. But I'm happy to say that after just ONE watering, that big poofy plant (hydrangeas, I hear they are called) bloomed some big poofy purple blooms and stopped looking like a sick plant coughing up purple phlegm. My dad raked out all the leaves from last fall (I'm assuming) that were choking plants and grass all over the place. Then, he went to town with the hedge clippers, especially to the bushes near the back gate. A little weedeating is all the lawn took, so that was pretty fast, although all the trimming and such required a couple big trash bags. Mom and I pulled some vines and lots of dead leaves off the bushes that were dying so that new healthy leaves could come in.
|My diligent Dad going to town on the plants|
I'm trying to get in the habit of watering the plants every day in the morning when I let the dog about before work. And also to stop said dog from sitting on these big ferns to take his morning latrine break. No luck on that front yet. As for the mosquitos, I'm starting cheap, with this stuff. Haven't cracked it open yet, but I'll let everyone know.
|Please please please work!|
What do you think? A good start, right?