Last year Mike and I bought a house- it was so scary and exciting! Since we bought the house in February, we weren't sure what would grow in our yard and gardens. So, we let things grow, and boy what a mess. Some of the weeds were over six feet tall!
We took away heaping wheelbarrows and buckets full of weeds and boulders just from this one side bed! We also moved a lot of the plants and bushes to other places in our yard as we're planning on turning this into our vegetable garden.
A few weeks ago we started in on the side garden again (trying to beat the heat and the mosquitoes!). Again, we overturned and weeded. The soil was mostly clay and the whole bed was really uneven so we had a ton of dirt delivered. The tulips and daffodils that we planted last fall were just starting to come up so we had something pretty to look at while we worked.
I can't wait to continue mulching, moving, planting, and bordering this bed. I'm really looking forward to being able to walk outside, pick some vegetables, and make a great meal with them. I know it will take a lot of time and hard work, but it will be worth it!