Tuesday, 01 Jun 10 Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
I spent most of the day picking dandelions. It sounds delightfully monotonous. I put on my headphones and a murder-mystery audiobook, pulled out my trusty Uprooter and a bucket and started plucking. Two contractor bags later, I stopped. I finished about 2/3rd of the back yard. I only got the big and/or blooming plants, so I know I will have to go back, but hopefully, I made a big dent.
While down in the grass, I noticed how unhealthy my lawn actually is. It is dried and struggling and being over run by dandelions, clover and horsetail. Sitting at the window now, I can tell a difference already. The lawn looks more lush and spring green.
I will try to finish the back yard and side yard tomorrow. Then I plan to reseed and fertilize. Hopefully I can get a handle on the dandelions and more of a balance with the clover (I don’t mind clover, but when it blooms, I can’t walk barefoot for fear of being stung). My front yard is nothing but dandelions, so I think that will have to be a separate attempt.
Pict 1: You can see that I started from the edges of the yard and moved it. Then I ran out of time to finish.
ps: I wanted to make weed tea, but had too many seed heads and roots with dirt to make it feasible this time around.
UPDATE 6/2: I finished the backyard. I spread corn gluten and reseeded. Now I am watering. Hopefully the grass will be healthier.
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