Sometimes the brush removal is as easy as this.
Refer to yesterday’s post to refer to a more challenging shrub removal project.
We’re on a mission to establish a deer-resistent landscape, a pretty yard that isn’t nibbled nightly or riddled with lots of plants in cages. A quick walk through the neighborhood is good for basic education; many of the homes in the neighborhood are well-maintained for being in similar conditions. Others have yards filled with mesh boxed in greens as a way to “beautify” the yard but in a way that really doesn’t look great. While most landscapes aren’t designed to feature established flowerbeds, it’s pretty obvious that ground covers come in thick, and remain the picture of health. Everyone hath thy pachysandra.
Getting the gardens established early on was important to me; every season counts when it comes to establishing plants.
We’re lucky to have a lot of the good stuff–pachysandra and myrtle–right in our yard to work with (all of the same plants in our last home were trucked in from our parents properties). Anything for f-r-e-e easy-to-transplant products that we can spread around other parts of our yard willy nilly, am I right? On our neighborhood walks, we’ll continue to get inspiration on how to transform the property using these quick-growing ground covers, and we’ll get started on this little makeover this season so hopefully within 5-10 years, parts of our landscape are as lush as what we saw in the photo above.