It was pointed out to me yesterday that the front yard required spring cleaning and some general squaring off. The frontal glacier has been melted away by a good week of above zero temperatures. Today I got at it with the back 40 still inaccessible. Front “yard” is a bit of a misnomer for the patch of grass and 2 small gardens that can be squeezed in on the lot; but it’s the front 40 I get to poke around on. I have no say whatsoever over the flowers (or anything for that matter) and do my best not to go near them at my extreme peril, but I am privileged to provide heavy lifting when required. I have heard that flowers are cheery … at least they are when grown in. Grass adjacent to the sidewalk was first swept free of gravel with a shop broom then raked out.
I could see tiny shoots of green fighting and poking there way through to the light. I only use a weed whacker to trim the grass and need to do a better job raking up the clippings this year. There are 5 solar powered garden lights. As they are 2+ years old, I changed out the el cheapo ones provided and replaced with Duracel’s during spring cleaning. They all seem to be pumping out consistent luminance after starting with a full charge from a wall outlet. Washing M’s Mini and getting my taxes done was an added bonus. Let’s see how the grass comes up this year.
note: I’ll be taking more photos over the next few months and publish for reference only.