In case you didn’t know

I have a little secret. Nothing earth shattering. Maybe not even something new to you.
But…if you’re in the mood for a quick, cheap, maintenance-free yard spruce-up then scroll on.

I’m ashamed that the gardener in me has mostly been on vacation for 2 years now. I still L-O-ve my containers.

Like these that I grew last summer so we could use them when we tied our knot.
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(He’s grinning like he’s about to get married or something!)

Or remember these?!Begonia_Basket_thumb[1] (I inspire myself!)

If you’re as beat by the heat as most take a peek back here. You won’t regret it!
Swing
Alas…this isn’t about me previously being a dirt diva and currently being a swing sitter…

It’s about a quick fix for this!
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Cowboy is the handiest man I’ve ever met (in every way – oops. wrong blog) BUT he is not a fan of trimming. He claims it’s due to flashbacks. Something about scissors and a fence….

The FIX!
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I pulled the weeds first because it had just rained and it felt good to pull them out so easy, but you can just smother them too!

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No weeds are getting through here for quite a few years!! 

I used newspaper so that if I want to plant something later I can dig right through it. If you are clearing a new area or never plan to plant…carpet and rug remnants work great!!! I won’t put edging or rocks to trim because this is SO easy to mow around and then no weeding is involved. Don’t mulch more than a few inches deep or it’s no good for the tree (despite what you see in many parks)…
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I think now I’ll go back to sitting in the swing.

PS….those cannas by the swing. Same trick. Haven’t pulled a weed there in 2 years…

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4 comments:

Kayla said...

We did this at the previous house for the same exact reason. John hates weeding. It got so bad that something had to be done and I needed a place to put the ton (about a trash truck full) of wood chips my dad got me.

Katie said...

My in-laws put down "rubber mulch" this year because they got tired of re-mulching all the time. We'll see if this lasts any better... :S.

Also, since we are renting I have a 'container garden' in the front of our house (didn't want to plant a lot since we don't plan on being here overly long) ... DEFINITELY thought of you when I was planting things in all my pots! =)

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

I think even when I have a veggie garden again I want to try raised containers. Take a pic and show us Katie :)

Katherines Corner said...

Great tips. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

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