This spring I’ve been kind of pumped about getting our yard in shape and putting some greenery in the ground here at the Satellite of Love. We have a big yard. At least 2/3 of our five acres is cleared land with small clumps of trees. But those clumps are pretty ratty. They are full of vines and small volunteer trees, and they don’t have any grass or other ground cover beneath them. Cleaning out the copse of trees closest to our house was my first priority. I was able to start on that before the last freeze and it did wonders to hold me over until I could start getting plants.
Before and after:
The photo on the left was taken while there were no leaves on the trees. ALL of the green that you see there is from weeds. Mostly catbriar vines, some of which had woody stems the size of a broom handle! These vines had grown up into the trees and had to be yanked out by sheer force. It was a tough job, but Chris and I prevailed! It just took time and energy.
I’ve since placed some wedelia under these trees in hopes of someday having something other than dirt under them. Wedelia fits into both of my categories for the plants I hope to accumulate this year: cheap and easy to grow. Just add water! Which I should actually go do right now…