Last year I tried to plant a few annuals but never followed through with watering them, or feeding them… or any of the stuff that actually keeps plants alive. Please see the wild weedy growth that screams of neglect.
This year, with the help of my boothing Jaymes, we spent a whole weekend prepping the front garden beds for optimal plant growing.
In a previous post about my garden dreams, I explained the cottage garden of my dreams (roses, hydrangeas, coneflowers, and lavender). However before all that I got Jaymes to wield the chainsaw and cut down the box woods.
Fun fact: digging up mature well grown grass is a pain in the ass. Or lower back in my case.
In addition to cutting the box woods down all to the same height, we also replanted the scrubby roses near the stairs to containers on the back patio. They just looked messy and weren’t thriving, maybe they’ll do better out back. I like the look of the clean stairs. We’re going to just fill those areas in with river rocks.
I swear I helped too, I just take more photos of Jaymes than he takes of me.
Now I had planned on using cedar wood because it was cheap (10 feet for 10 bucks), but Jaymes talked me into the bricks. Which at $1.78 a foot are much better looking, and will last way longer. And I’ve got a partner to do the heavy lifting, so I was all for the stone border.