Join the Garden Party (30 April 2012)

Oh my word, how things are shooting up in the garden and, thankfully, I’m not just talking about the weeds, tee hee!

As you may remember, I’ve been doing my gardening the Flylady way for the past couple of years.  Doing little stints of 15 minutes in order to avoid getting overwhelmed.  (I started a few weeks back and you can see what I’ve been up to right here.)

This week I had only a few goals.  To maintain the lawn.  “Lawnmothering” is done – check!  Boy, it was hot – in fact it was the first (genuinely) hot spring day we’ve had.  So it took me a while but I got it done.  In babysteps.  Here’s a tiny part of the front lawn to show you.  Don’t we all love Before and After shots?!

Before shot – complete with dandelions – eek!

(By the way, the ‘hole’ is where we pulled out a bush and have resown the grass)

And 10 minutes later…  Ta da – instant gratification!

I also wanted to do some work on the garden paths now that I’ve got the flower borders pretty much under control (famous last words…).  I’ve been chipping away at them – listening to three songs on my telephone at each sitting – and it seems to be paying off because they’re beginning to look quite good!

Before – hmm, too much green between the cracks!
After – much better! 🙂

My tasks for the week ahead are to keep going with weeding the paths.  And to clean up the barbecue – as we’ve got a holiday weekend coming up and there are sunny skies ahead.  Yay!

Hope you have a marvelous Monday! 🙂