What a week ! A good week to get out and get something started , and this is just what we did. A sunny warm week meant sunburns and blisters and spring backache ,but it felt good to get out there and play in the dirt. First we had to jack-hammer the concrete and get rid of it and then dig out for our base for our new paver walkway. Then we had to put in drainage for our downspouts and cover everything with class A and tamp it all in layers. The original deck going up to the door was dumping water into the house and causing rotting . Now water will go away easily and looks will much improved.
Normally we don't start paver jobs quite this early but it was an emergency and there really is no frost this year to speak of. We will be doing mostly spring cleanups for the next two weeks after this, and hopefully the weather cooperates . As long as it doesn't turn wet forever like last year, will be OK .
I will comment on the weather and our on going jobs every week as well as answering any questions that people put to me , as time allows. I will be answering questions from a practical point of view , unlike most opinions you get from gardeners today. I will give you the chemical way to fix things if any or an organic way if any, because all of these things should work together and not stand alone. So I don't expect to be popular and I don't care either , I'd rather be honest.
This week a woman asked me to spay her lawn and kill the junebug larvae that are destroying it. The lawn was also heavily mossed after years of lying dormant without treatments . They were going to get me to fix these problems and then they were going to till in compost and rebuild their lawn. I told to save her money and till in good composted manure and plant premium grass seed. Sadly the only fix for junebugs at the moment is to make the lawn as strong as you can and keep it that way. I'm sure they will come out with some pathetic treatment sometime with a higher price tag but not today.
We will probably see some snow yet but soon spring will be summer and I will be digging in the dirt all the time. Hope you will be to and enjoying yourself.