Sunday, June 9, 2013
Yard Intervention, Day 1
I enjoy "first days" and this was no exception. Bright and early I was out ready to put in my 30 minutes. The pathways are hard earth so I used my favorite cobra headed tool to pull some of the more stubborn dandelions out. I also pulled all the cardboard scattered hither and yon about the area close to the patio and then spread newspaper three sections deep and overlapping. Then I distributed the straw. My last step was to water, because I've learned that dry straw on dry newspaper on a windy day will result in all the work blowing about the yard in a dispiriting fashion. I'm giving my weed control a strong dose of water to ensure that does not happen.