After looking at the corner of the porch for quite a while, I realized it was time to clean it up. While I enjoy keeping the section of my yard near the garage wild, I didn't exactly want a second wild area near my porch. It was overgrown. No... it was beyond overgrown. It was a mess.
This area has potential. While the plants have grown tall enough that the rocks bordering this corner are hidden, the rocks actually bring a tranquil beauty to that spot.
I want to bring that back.
It's going to be a lot of work, so I've decided to start one section at a time. The edge that I focused on in this picture is what I decided to work with first. I grabbed my trusty weed picking tool and got to work.
30 whole minutes later, I had a spot devoid of weeds... and any other life, for that matter! Pretty impressive, yes?
The pile I had uprooted was rather impressive, too.
That's my foot for scale. I can't believe such a small area could produce so much!
My daughter had picked out some phlox at the Garden Center, so in order to slowly bring some controlled life to the area I elected to plant it there. Later, I'll plant some more on the opposite edge to balance it.
I also plan on planting a small amount of creeping thyme in the area. Once established it is very drought resistant, so this should produce a nice ground cover, helping to discourage any unwanted growth. Plus, thyme is pretty yummy.
Well, that's one portion down, a lot more to go. Soon it'll look fantastic!
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