Hello there..hope your day is starting off right..On saturday I had a young man named Jordan that my best friend recommended..(he helped her with her yard)..so I gave him a call and we set out to work..the above photo(front left portion of the yard) is still what I need to work on..we both ran out of steam after 7 hours..but the above just needs some pruning and some plants taken out..not much..Jordan helped me tackle the really hard stuff like digging out plants etc..
this big hole had an orange day lily that was huge..like the size of my kitchen table huge..it needed to be divided for years..but I am going simple..so we ripped it out..and it filled the wheelbarrow...
the other empty spot here under the holly tree has crosomia(?) here and we ripped them out too..the holly tree is going next year..we want to make this more of a garden type area for veggies..and that holly tree is prickly..so it is gone..along with some other little plants there..
okay imagine this area with about 50 or more ferns etc..you couldn't see the ground here..it has been an eyesore for 16 years...and their were wild raspberry plants..and the morning glory was in hog heaven here..been trying to get rid of that plant for 16 years..and now is my chance..we left maybe 12 ferns in various places here to give it more of a "park like appearance"..and we have 3 huge maples and they drop every year and make a huge mess..so we will rack it all up and put it here and take our old lawn mower and mulch it up and that will help keep the weeds down etc..might add some shade loving plants here..but nothing huge..simple is what we are working on here..now the babys can wander and we don't lose them in the bush and wonder if they hopped the fence..
it opened up the yard so much and looks bigger and this will keep down the work load too.;)
this photo above is the other side of the front right portion of the yard BEFORE photo..
here it is after Jordan and I tackled it...we ripped out alot of the oregon grape plant native to here...too much of a good thing..:)
still a bit to work on here..but Jordan got the big stuff..we went for the roots here..He truly earned his money that day..he got a bonus for a job well done..and we had so much fun just chatting the whole time..made doing yard work a bit more fun...what a nice young man..:)
Saturday night..I had the itch to crochet..so I made a dish cloth..
and last night I started this little hat..will see if it turns out..there is another hat pattern I will tackle after this one..got a lot of yarn and it gives me something to do when watching TV or hubby is watching football.;) oh yeah that season has started up..lol..well I am off to go and do some more yard work..tackle it while the weather is decent..have a great day and a great week.;)