It is June, which is the appropriate time for little sprouts to appear.
Our Littlest Friend is now our Second Littlest Friend. His little brother has entered the scene a little early but ready to roll.
Our Second Littlest Friend has been helping Buck in the garden by picking strawberries, his little dog too.
With all the hub bub there has been precious little time to weed so I am using my favorite time saving method for weed control and soil improvement. My Patented Plop Method.
The next Spring I peel off the "leaves" and toss them onto the weed covered garden. The weeds die in a couple of weeks from lack of light.
Phoebe's Plop Method1) Mow the weeds if you can. If you can't, smash them down on top of each other. This makes them shade each other and impairs their ability to photosynthesis and survive.
2) Lay the wet, heavy flakes of straw tightly on top of the weeds. Try not to leave any gaps where sun can get in. Trim off leaves of the weeds if they are sticking out from the mulch.
|This looks like a lot of straw, but it is only 2 bales, for all of this coverage.|
3) Stomp on the mulch to make sure all the weeds are in contact with the ground so the worms can get busy and the weeds are thoroughly demoralized.
5) Toss the weeds onto the grass and then mow it when you get around to it. It disappears and turns into grass fertilizer.
Voila! Now you have more time for fun!