Okay so maybe I stole that line from a favorite movie of mine, Hot Shots Part Duex, but you get it. You know that I’m about to delve into the gardening project of my year! This is the time of year when everything gets cleaned up, taken out, and replanted. Today, I’m going to show you some basic clean up and about getting rid of plants that no longer work. Next week, you will see the full cleaned up project and newly planted items. I know this post won’t have the payoff of great before and after photos, but this project has been a process.
Whoo hoo the gate was finally down! This was a little more difficult to move, but you’ll see later that we got it done. The entire area looks quite a bit more open and clean as we demonstrated last week.
The area was more open! Things have been moving. You’ll notice that a lot of the extras from last week such as the chair cushions and lawn mower are gone! The space is really starting to come together. I think both of us were super happy with the outcome. The gate will be moved too guys so don’t worry about that. Cleaning up the excess stuff is easy, because you merely have to decide what is useful and what isn’t. If something works and you’re going to be able to use it later then you just find a home for it, but if it doesn’t work then it’s time to make it go bye bye. We had to make several of those decisions. The broken lawnmower being something that was no longer useful.
Now it was time to tackle the plants. If we didn’t know what it was, and it was overtaking the space then it was time for it to go! As you can see the plant above is really starting to just own everything. It is also a little entwined with the rosemary. We needed to pull it up from the roots and make sure that it wouldn’t regrow. Also note that you’ll want to know how certain plants will grow and how much space they will take up before you plant in the first place. This is something we’ll discuss with planting next week.
Now it was time to trim the rosemary. It was starting to take up a ginormous amount of space itself and like any bushy plant in your yard it needed to be trimmed back. This is something you have to do a lot to keep things from growing too tall or out too far. It’s just about giving it a nice manicure. In the case of rosemary, we are at least still able to use that we trimmed off to flavor food on the grill.