How to Rescue a Completely Overgrown, Neglected Garden
We have more than our fair share of experience dealing with gardens that have become completely filled with weeds. We’ve always been really ambitious and excited about gardening in general, so we always seem to start big early in the spring and then find ourselves kind of kicking ourselves later on in the summer when life gets busy. Sound familiar?
I think the worst year was three years ago, the summer when Jack was around six months old. We started out doing really well because Jack was happy to be out there with us. We would just hold him with one hand and pull weeds with the other! Well, as he got to be a little bit older near the end of the season, he just wasn’t having any of it.
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So it became harder and harder to be out in the garden successfully and eventually things just got completely out of control. I’m talking about weeds as tall as Chris! Our garden is in a big open area, so we get the wind bringing in aaalll the different kinds of weed seeds. Then of course, we live in a really humid climate and get lots of rain, so those weeds can really grow if we aren’t completely on top of it!
Luckily, by now we’ve learned to dig ourselves out of that overgrown situation so I thought I’d share a little bit about our process with you today! If you’re looking at a garden that’s filled with weeds and just looks completely hopeless, I promise you it’s not!
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1. Start with a small section!
2. Go back over the rescued sections.
3. Have a plan to re-plant for later harvest.
4. Make your garden area smaller.
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Published October 18th, 2017 11:01 AM
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