No longer shielded by a fortress of weeds, we’ve been exposed. Or rather, our house has been exposed.
A few plants were left behind so that we’re not starting from scratch when it comes time to replant later in the fall or early spring.
Unfortunately our landscapers did not remember to save the hydrangeas. Clearly they don’t read my blog (hydrangeas always stay). There are also a multitude of leftover bricks, pavers, stones and other
bludgeoning hardscaping devices that were left behind.
There’s still plenty of green in the backyard, just no longer overtaking the deck which will make things much easier as we get ready to repair/replace it. Can’t you just picture a square dining table, twinkly lights under an umbrella, and long summer evenings spent with friends here? No? Look past the rotten benches and missing and mildew-strewn floor boards. Try squinting. It’s there. Or, it will be.
A side lawn no longer dominated by a 70’s evergreen monstrosity? Yay.
Weed barrier, chemicals, pure brute strength, and mulch are sometimes just not enough. Life will find a way.