And the weeds (grass) takes over!
I am always being asked, "isn't it hard to keep the weeds out of that?"
They are talking about the creeping phlox.
And yes, thank you for your concern, it certainly is!
When I get a big patch of grass like this one, I use a shovel to dig down under the roots and pop up the whole shovel full.
I then use my hands to loosen the soil underneath by pulling and shaking (I could not photograph that as I had no free hand for the camera).
Once the soil is good and lose, I turn it back over and grab the grass close to the soil level and just pull it out.
It works quite well to get most of the grass roots without doing too much damage to the phlox.
Notice the gloves I am wearing? They are very thin latex gloves (used mainly for handling food). I like to use them because it helps to be able to feel more than is possible with regular gardening gloves. Of course, bare hands would be even better, but I try to protect my nails as much as possible.
Here is the same area with the grass freshly removed.
I don't think it looks too bad considering all the trauma I just subjected it to.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago