Its about that time. Plants are up, weather is getting nice, so I spent the afternoon mucking around in the yard. The part of the lawn ripped up from the patio productions is still very thin and needed to be heavily weeded, and I laid down fresh seed.
We also have Bamboo growing on the property. As it says in the link its a veraciously invasive weed. Everybody in the neighborhood lets it go wild on the margins of our land as it makes a marvelous privacy screen in summer when our yards get a lot of use. That being said this shit WANTS to grow EVERYWHERE. Generally I just go out once or twice a month and pluck the errant stalks. This keeps it more-or-less at bay, but its a constant job.
So this spring I decided to attempt to dig up as many of them as I could. I had pretty good luck, but HOLY shit did it take the fight right out of me. I was sitting on the patio having a drink and taking a rest break and I felt like if I didn’t have lots more to do, I could have shut my eyes for a spell.
BUT I WAS JUST WEEDING the yard! Reminds me of last summer when I *mostly* Eradicated our mint beds. After a few hours of pulling up that shit, you’ll want to do something else!
Still the yard looks really nice now. Let’s hope I really made some headway with all the extra labor!