Early Spring Yard Preparation

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Early Spring Yard Preparation
 
            Getting the yard ready for summer can feel a bit overwhelming. After having a few days of warm weather the frozen chunk of ice on the front lawn was finally gone and I could see the mess of last seasons plants littering my flower beds.
 

            I was anxious to get outside and have some warm weather to enjoy but at the same time I was feeling overwhelmed with the massive amounts of work there was to do before spring actually arrived. Step number one was to pull out all the annual plant remnants and trim back the dead perennials. After about 15 buckets off dead leaves and plants I was delighted to see some daffodils and tulips peaking through!

After a bit of effort the front porch flower beds were looking much better!

            The next project was the perennials and the herbs in the back yard. This is a Blackeyed Susan before being trimmed down (look carefully and you can see a bit of green trying to find some sunshine!)

 
I wasn’t expecting much from this mess in the Perennial vegetable bed…
 

           
But I was delighted to find some Rhubarb peaking through!

           
The husband is never happy when you start pruning everything too quickly and fail to notice you are trimming the sprinklers instead of the dead branches. Oops!
 

Of course this is Cedar City Utah and the weather never stays nice for long so my spring yard preparation is still incomplete. Next time the sun is shining I will attempt to trim the raspberries and the roses. I also plan to get out a big bottle of Round Up to attack the ever so persistent crop of weeds! I also have on Logans list of things to do to bring me all of my pots from storage. Flower season is here and I can't wait to get planting!
 
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