Getting The Yard Ready For Spring and Summer

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We have 2 graduations to celebrate this Spring.  My Daughter who graduates from college in a couple of weeks and my oldest son who is graduating from high school in June.  We want to celebrate both achievements with backyard parties so we’re all pitching in, but no one is working harder than my husband.


I don’t know where he finds the energy.  We have a lot of problems with moles and there is a lot of damage from the critters this year.  While our front drive is paved the back driveway isn’t so he dragged it and then got the idea to do the yard which we raked last weekend.  I’m hoping that this will green us up a little.  It’s still cold here and with the heavy frosts is still dark and dreary here.


In the past I’ve had to situate all of my furniture and decorations in a specific way because my dog was blind and would plow into pots and decorations and break them.  Sadly he passed away last Spring so this year we’ve been rearranged things.  As I look around I miss him terribly and want to put all of the furniture back to the way it was before he left us.

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I have tea cup planters that used to have herbs planted in them but I had to put them away to keep them safe from Thomas.  This year I’m putting them out and planting my herbs.  I’m going to try my hand at catnip and drying it in a dehydrater for the cats, but the thought has occurred to me that the scent of them dehydrating may drive them crazy.


What are you doing to get ready for Spring/Summer?

7 comments for “Getting The Yard Ready For Spring and Summer

  1. Tamra Phelps
    April 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Oh, boy! I’ve had trees fall at houses I’ve lived in twice. Once it was a huge Pine that just missed the house & cars (it literally hid the entire front yard when it fell.) The second was in December of ’13, the day after we moved in to our current home. There was a huge storm that night & we heard a big bang out back. It was half of a pear tree falling. The other half is still there. it looks weird, but is just fine, lol.

  2. Jeanine
    April 27, 2015 at 1:12 am

    I injured myself in November, so it’s hard for me to do much in the yard. Add in daily migraines and it’s even more difficult. But I’m determined to get better so that I can enjoy my backyard oasis.

  3. Judy maharrey
    April 27, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I have started some of my plants and flowers already. We cleaned up our yard from dropped limbs and stuff, and did our first grass cutting of the year.

  4. terry myers
    April 28, 2015 at 1:26 am

    I wish I could I am bed bound

  5. April 28, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Jeanine and Terry I hope you both feel better!

    Judy our ground is still frozen here lol. I really want to at least do an herb garden this year. We also plant a lot of tomato plants because our family uses so many of them year round.

  6. rochelle haynes
    April 29, 2015 at 7:09 am

    Thanks for the tips will use them

  7. Theresa C.
    April 29, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Love your gnomes & tree! 😉

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