I am new to this whole living on base thing and one thing that has amazed me is how fast everyone around here moves in and gets their yards looking super fab so quickly! On my walks with the Charles I am constantly seeing more flowers being planted, veggies growing, and weeds gone! I love the look of a nice clean and well kept yard..but don't really enjoy gardening. Some people love it and say that it is very relaxing..me on the other hand gets board after five minutes and is overwhelmed by the how many weeds there are and how much work is to be done....ayay i'm getting stressed just thinking about it!!
Now for the reason for this ranting...apparently my yard is in violation and an embarrassment to the neighborhood...What?!
Yesterday I was beginning my usual walk with the Charles when I saw one of the housing people driving around our neighborhood handing out letters. When I asked her what this was about she said they were violation letters and that I need to weed my garden bed...I totally thought that was part of the gardeners job since we were told that we were only responsible for the fenced in area...I guess not! I wasn't too upset because the condition of our garden bed had been bugging me but there were other areas that I wanted to spend money on and our yard was not one of them! I guess now this is the kick in the pants I need. So yesterday I headed out to home depot to get some mulch and a few flowers. I didn't really dress for the occasion and there was me in my heals trying to lift humongous bags of mulch into my cart while talking on the phone...kind of amusing to the people around! However, the flower selection was really bad so I didn't get anything pretty to add to the garden :(
So now I have the mulch and I set out today to start the weeding process ..oh and I totally did NOT consider just dumping the new mulch over the weeds so I wouldn't have to deal with them! Just my luck though, I chose the exact time the gardeners were out mowing the lawns so, oh darn, I had to pack up and go back in since I was in their way! Oh well I guess I will try and attack it again tomorrow...
Do you like to garden? Am I totally odd for getting stressed at the very thought? Any good gardening stories?
Have a great Hump day :)