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Those of you who have followed my blog know that I have been in this house for a year. This is my first Spring!!!!!! It is absolutely lovely!!!!! I have spent many, many hours in my gardens.
The previous owners created low maintenance perennial gardens. Low manintenance perennial gardens still need to be weeded. Here I am, on my hands and my kness, running my hands over the dirt. At this point, the plants I want to flourish are above elbow height and those I don’t want to flourish are still thumb height. That is the gauage I use. I pull out everything thumb height or lower. If a weed is above elbow height, I have a couple of sighted friends armed with spades, weed spray or pruners.
Last year, by the end of May, a friend had sprayed my lawn for dandelions but that has not happened this year. My lawn is full of dandelions. I have a bin full of sprouted maple keys I have pulled out and I am still pulling out anything thumb high!!!
Today a neighbour popped by and told me the gardens look lovely. Thank you. I guess the hand sweep works after all