This past weekend I spent a fair amount of time outside making small updates to the yard. First up – I transplanted some of my ground cover in front of the rain barrel and bought a cheap hose that I cut down for the overflow. I still need to level the rain barrel better but it has too much water in it for me to do that right now so instead I drilled some tiny holes to help drain the lid of any standing water.
Remember the dead bush in the front flowerbed?
I dug it up and replaced it with a new bush ($10 – half price). Of course the new one is much smaller but give it time – it will catch up to the others. Speaking of the others, they are in need of a trim…badly.
The last thing I did was fix the evergreen on the other side of the front porch. One of the branches droops and won’t stand up straight – I blame the heavy, wet snow we had this winter. After one of our storms, the branch just never stood up correctly again.
…and then the tree to the water hose hook to pull it back so it stood a little straighter (I moved the hose to the metal bucket I previously used to plant tomatoes in since the hook made kinks in my hose).