Just a Few Things To-Do

Just a Few Things To-Do

While the weather still may not be ideal I’ve managed to get a few chores accomplished outside the last couple days. There’s much more on my weekend to-do list but I feel good about what has been started so far.

The short list of things that I did:

  • Cut back a Russian sage. 
  • After I cut back the Russian sage I took hardwood cuttings and stuck them enmass on our slope. I had some success by sticking the hardwood cuttings directly into the soil last year and I’m hopeful that they make it. If they do I’ll have 14-15 low care and easy maintenance plants covering an area I hate to mow!
  • I cut back one caryopteris and stuck a few of them on the same slope. Caryopteris roots very easily so I figured the hardwood cuttings would do fine directly stuck into the soil.
  • Picked up 6 bales of pine needles. I’ll need more mulches but the pine needles are good to start covering some gardens. They are light and cover easy. Not to mention they are a whole lot cheaper than other mulches.
  • I also unloaded another yard of gravel into the greenhouse-shed. This load is primarily to fill the spot where the mowers will rest. 

The If I Have Enough Time Weekend Garden To-Do List

  • Cut down the ornamental grass stems.
  • Prune back all perennials.
  • Plant lettuce seed.
  • Work on the greenhouse-shed (all kinds of fun things to do here).
  • Transplant 1 more small red maple. 
  • Weed: chickweed of all kinds.
  • Imagine what it will all look like when everything is finally in bloom!

It looks like I’ll be busy this weekend! How about you?

Next week is the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show (March 4-7)! If the weather isn’t cooperating in your garden why not pay it a visit?


Dave has written GrowingTheHomeGarden.com since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 5 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Weed the chickweed? No! Eat it! Hmm, I need to get me some Russian Sage. Perennial and silver-y. I need more things to go with my proliferating lambs ears!

  2. I pruned roses until the manager of the pine forest across the highway started a controlled burn with uncontrolled smoke and I had to come inside. Some of the roses were out of control, too.

    Chickweed will die here when the sun gets really hot. I pull what I can. It's really easy to pull great wads of it.

  3. I have variegated liriope to cut back, some garden decor to paint, some mulching to do. That should just about take up my whole Saturday! Good luck crossing off your list.

  4. Depends on this rain hovering if I can be as busy as I'd like..

  5. I use pine straw for mulch too. It's the most traditional mulch around here, and I can't use hardwood anyway because we have a wood house (termites).

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