Spring cleaning the yard, Part 1

Spring PruningBetween the past couple days of (read: mud), the all-around wear and tear caused by our two big dogs, and a ton of brown leaves and “gumballs” from our sweet gum trees, the back yard looks pretty bad right now.

And for weeks I’ve totally been procrastinating about doing the necessary spring cleaning.

Luckily, today’s Washington Post article called A Guide to Sprucing Up the Yard on a Budget has inspired me again!

The idea is to concentrate on two basic actions:

  1. Reducing or removing vegetation.
  2. Redefining the lines that frame lawns, beds, fence lines, paths and patios.

So that’s what I hope to do over the next month or so.

Upon success in those two areas, I’ll consider moving on to Part 2: Simplifying the Garden and Part 3: Reducing Maintenance.

Wish me luck!