I killed the shamrocks today

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
I killed the shamrocks today
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Sun, 03-17-2013 - 11:12pm

HEHE!  I spent St. Patty's day killing the shamrocks!  I did the first annual mowing and trimming of 2013.  My mower was a little overwhelmed (electric Black and Decker) but it got the job done with the help of the weedeater.  

Winter weeds are awful.  I'm picking up some Weed-B-Gone this week and spraying.  The last of the leaves mulched up nicely in the mower.  

I'm redesigning my lawns this year so that they will be more pet friendly and less weedeater-needy.  Lower maintenance is my goal.  

The underplantings under my big oak tree seem to have thrived and I think I will have a decent groundcover established this year.  YAY!  


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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 03-20-2013 - 10:39pm

I think the ground covers are pachysandra (Japanese spurge) and variegated hedera (an English ivy).

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 03-20-2013 - 10:08pm

I planted some azaleas and some variegated ground cover, and some other ground cover that I forgot what it is.  But both ground covers are spreading so I hope it will fill in soon.  I have my gargoyle garden in the middle of it all.  I want some more statuary to go in there.  

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Community Leader
Registered: 01-25-2000
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 9:19pm

What did you plant under your big oak tree?  Oh it would be nice to have some big trees here.  But Alas there is no big trees in this area.  South east there are big trees. Really nice there.  I planted some hosta under my one crab apple tree.  I hope it survived the winter.

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