Asked on Apr 30, 2017
How can I decrease my weeding, cutting, spring & fall cleanups?
12 years ago, I bought this ugly bungalow and completely rehabbed it. Never having so much land (1/2 acre), I bit off more than I can (now chew), and need to cut down on the work. I don't think I can afford a professional landscaper. Meanwhile, I totally revamped a large perennial garden, adding grass back from where I had originally removed it, mulch (costly every year), and two of us never stop till about mid-October. We're in RI, so spring - when it finally comes - is beautiful, but the work is too much! We just got back from a 2 week Caribbean holiday and returned to 8 inches of chickweed where we never had any - including on top of the beard iris rhizomes!