We had our spring clean-up two weeks ago. For two days, our landscaper’s crew pruned, cleaned, edged, and mulched.
We loved the unusually warm winter. But so did the weeds. Flourishing, they took over the front beds and became taller than the smaller plants and shrubs.
If only the deer loved weeds. But, no! They preferred to by-pass them and munch, instead, on a plant we had put in last spring. We didn’t realize it had been feasted on because it was hidden by the weeds. Its replacement, a blue fescue, is not a deer favorite.
The front bed all prettied up:
Day lilies add a lovely splash of color.
On the left side of the house, two shrubs put in last year didn’t fare well despite the temperate winter.
The backyard beds were a mess, but all the plants and shrubs we put in last year were in good shape. Older ones were fine as well. It all just needed to be spruced up.
Time to put up the umbrella and be ready for al fresco dining.
To see the entire set of spring clean-up photos, click here.