As of last Sunday, the pampas grass is officially gone! Good thing we got that done because this weekend, the weather is definitely not cooperating.
I’m still not sure what to do with this little spot. The original plan was to plant herbs in the bed where the pampas grass was. But we were thinking about digging up the whole area between the sidewalk and the house and plant a kitchen garden there. But, it’s about 12′ between the house and the sidewalk and that area is about 30 – 35′ long. If I just plant the herbs, I can put chicken wire or something up. The deer won’t jump that because it’s too close to the house. If we do the whole thing, they will jump into a 12′ area. Do I want a 10′ fence right there? Probably not.
The sidewalk is a pain in the behind. It goes all the way around the house. As much as I hate pampas grass, it surely looks naked back there with it gone. I want Vince to put lattice put up under the deck. No one ever sees back here anyway .. guess I should concentrate on the front of the house and my garden and not worry about what the back of the house looks like.
This time of year, the yard is so ugly. The grass weeds are splotchy but soon they’ll all be green. Vince did cut the grass Sunday afternoon after this photo was taken. It’s still ugly though . . brown splotchy is worse than plain brown! Even today, it looks so much greener than it did Sunday.