Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Spinners and the Stolen Lawn

We made a couple of additions to the garden this weekend. The beans needed something to climb so we added these old clothes line poles that I bought at a yard sale about a dozen years ago. They have been waiting patiently to be used. FabHub attached them to the raised bed frame and then strung cable between them. We had some old burlap like rope so that was used to give the plants something to hang on to. We haven't tried this before so we will see what happens.
Then we added the spinners as an attempt to confuse deer, birds, dogs, anything that wants to get near the garden. Here is a tip - try to buy something like the spinners that is "Made" to be in the garden and you might pay $3 or more for them. Go to the Dollar store toy section and you can find them with the handy extender sticks for $1.

Last Thursday, June 3rd, I came home to see my BIL had a mess on his lawn where he had mowed and left the cut grass in rows all over the place.
So, Friday, while he was at work I went down there and used the sweeper to "steal" his messy lawn. I wanted the cut grass to mulch the in-ground part of the garden. As you can see, he had plenty to share and didn't mind losing it at all.
Yes, I see the weeds popping through I will get them. By the way, BIL didn't even notice. He saw it was gone, but it rained after I finished and he thought the rain had knocked the grass down into the lawn. What he hasn't noticed yet is the two zucchini plants that I put in his garden. I just hope he doesn't try to give them back to me! I didn't think of that before!
Other than that everything is growing nicely. Thanks for visiting our garden.

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