I want healthy green grass and weed free flower beds. I don't think I had any idea before moving into our home what that actually involved. I thought you watered and mowed grass and voila! I thought you planted some flowers and shrubs and they thrived!
Yes, I was a fool. Gardening is not really an exact science I am finding. Despite following instructions you are up against all sorts of challenges like soil quality and little pests that will undo your hard work pretty quickly. I feel like our yard has battled against us since we moved in. Grubs, nutgrass, bunnies galore. I mean there are seriously strange numbers of bunnies in this area...
When you have a little home on a little lot your landscaping is all the more important and I think that is why it consumes me so.
I have been told by my father that they will be forced to do an intervention if I don't relax about the yard. This is after I texted him to ask why my yard hadn't greened up yet after I spread ironite. I may or may not be peeking out the window several times a day and squinting my eyes as I drive up in the car to decipher if the grass is just a shade greener? It is a sickness.... it truly is. I'll just gaze at the amazing yards above and dream.
You know how I mentioned I wanted some clematis? Well I got some. I'd like it to look like this...
I know, I know, patience... these things don't happen over night. The thing is, I'm not terribly patient. I know a watched pot doesn't boil but does a watched plant grow? I'm just staring at the pitiful thing.
Do you have yarditis?