Sunday, May 16, 2010
Weed & Whacked
This past week found plenty to do around the Thrifty Garden/Home. Weeds galore ... of the noxious variety ... the type we are encouraged to eradicate from our property. So .. with a steel blade, hand held gas grass cutter, I traversed the hills around our home knocking down the offenders. It's impossible to pull them all by hand without the help of a small army; and I refuse to use any chemical sprays. This is an ongoing war of the weeds. For the past few years I have attacked different areas ... cutting them down to the nubs so I can get a mower in to keep them in check. (These weeds are only in areas that have had the soil disturbed from grading years ago.) In the areas that have previously received this knock-em-down-keep-em-mowed treatment, some non-invasive native plants and grasses have started to take over. I have a feeling this battle will be going on for a long while. Thank goodness for Sunday and a day of rest.