Because we have not yet landscaped the house after our major renovation, the yard nearest the house is loaded with weeds.
When Charlie seeded the back lawn we should have done the entire yard.
The areas that were left undone are now covered with crabgrass.
In the east corner of the house are the only original plants from before the excavation. Due to the lovely hot weather and regular rainfall the unwanted vegetation is taking over.
The hydrangeas had been pulled up and transplanted back to their original spots.
Three Nikko blue hydrangeas are blooming again this year.
Our children’s garden which was created a few years ago has been overcome with the dreaded choke cherry tree — loads of saplings.
While Charlie was mowing he took some time out to chop down (actually pull up by the roots) these cherry trees — I cannot tell a lie.
This area already looks more civilized.
He also stooped down to pull the unwanted weeds from an herb bed near the wee little house (our shed).
It is a constant effort to keep things tidy in the yard but we’re trying.
Do you chop it down or pull it up by the roots?