My original intention this past weekend was to weed the front gardens. Before I started working, I grabbed my absolute favorite weeding tool – the Cobrahead Weeder that I purchased from Gardener’s Supply Company several years ago. This tool is amazing at getting under the roots and helps me get rocks out from the soil.
While weeding, I realized I need to not only weed the beds, but also needed to pull the rocks out, weed and reset them for a cleaner edge. It is so important to have a nice clean edge around a garden. A neat border does not have to be fancy, but it does need to be clean so the garden looks tidy. Grab a spade and slice through grass roots while pulling out weeds and overgrown grass.
Since we have very rocky soil and several beds, I use rocks that I dig up and stack them to make a casual garden border. It’s free and adds a rustic touch to my gardens.
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Before Edging the Garden Border
After Edging the Garden Border
I spent most of this week working in the front gardens weeding, edging and adding some annuals to the borders.
I don’t photograph this garden often because it doesn’t really start doing much until the Peonies bloom. I recently added some annuals to the border and included more Marigolds, Euphorbia and Petunias. Since the Petunias I added to the front perennial border were sold out, I opted for this pretty orangey-yellow-pink variety to change it up a little.
The backyard gardens were a little neglected this week. Although we did use our new fire pit quite a bit over the last week! Next week, I’ll turn my attention to the backyard to weed and rebuild the rock borders.
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I purchased my weeding tool from Gardener’s Supply. As of today, they do not have them in stock. However, I found it on Amazon (paid link).
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Stacy Ling is author of the best selling book, The Bricks 'n Blooms Guide to a Beautiful and Easy-Care Flower Garden, and writes the blog Bricks ’n Blooms from her 1850 farmhouse located in zone 6b northern New Jersey. She is a master gardener who’s been gardening for over 25 years and enjoys sharing her passion to help beginners find their inner green thumb, as well as discover a love for all things plants and flowers. Stacy loves to bring the outdoors inside her home and decorates with a comfy, casual, and cottagecore style. Come grow stuff and create beautiful spaces with her.
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