|This gives you some idea what we contend with. These paving stones surround the entire house, make up both our back and side patio areas AND fill our driveway.|
|I'd estimate he's cleared more than half the paved area, scraping out the weeds by hand, vacuuming them up, then filling in the cracks with a special sand intended to seal them|
My projects have been both smaller in scale and more varied.
In addition, I've been on a tear deadheading and cleaning up the garden. Spent succulent flowers were a major focus this week. The bees love the flowers of Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi' and 'Kiwi Verde' but the top-heavy stems had toppled all over the garden and most of the flowers were looking scruffy so it was time to move on.
|I didn't take an "after" photo of the 'Kiwi Verde' succulents but this before shot taken in early May gives you an idea of what I started with. These succulents are spread all over my garden.|
I also cleaned up the front bed torn asunder during last year's remodel.
|Here it is, ready and waiting to be planted. All that was missing was plants to fill the space.|
Those arrived at last, late this afternoon.
So I'll be spending Saturday planting. I hope you find something pleasant to occupy your time this weekend too.
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