Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday Bites - The Lawn Boy Edition

The last few times I've cut my grass, it seemed to need cutting again rather quickly. So I took a look at the mower and realized the wheels were still set high from last fall. D'oh! Problem solved. I am so smart. *eyeroll*

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I am very excited about my new (well, new to me) electric weed whacker. I couldn't get the old gas one started so my yard was looking unkempt around the edges. But no more!! My Sugar brought me his old electric one and I zipped through weeds, grass and ivy like a hot knife through butter!

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Yard work is instant gratification - overgrown lawn? One pass with the mower and voila! All evenly cut and smooth. Empty pile of dirt? Add some mulch and flowers and bang! Instant color and texture.

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I like doing yard work. It is rewarding to sit on the porch with a cold beer and admire the fruits of your labors. That being said, I did hire a my babysitter's son to clean out the ivy and limbs from behind my shed. However, once it's clean I will pretty it up. I'm thinking white gravel and maybe a couple of potted plants for color.

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My goal tomorrow is to rebuild the flower bed in my front yard. The dogs and I need to be out of the house while my carpets are being cleaned, so hopefully it will be nice weather. I'm using the old bricks from the backyard to re-do the flower bed border, and then cleaning out the old mulch and replanting flowers and laying out new mulch. Pictures, you ask? Why of course!!

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Enjoy your Wednesday!

3 comments:

Frogdancer said...

I've got a ton of gardening that needs doing, if you're that fond of it...

(sigh)

Enjoy my Wednesday? But it's Thursday now!!!

Cheffie-Mom said...

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Zookeeper said...

I have always felt the same way about cutting the lawn. I love it! My husband thinks I'm crazy, but he's happy that I do it. I don't usually even want him to mow the lawn. In my opinion, he just doesn't do as good a job as I do!