Today it was finally cool enough to mow.
We had a week of 100 degree temps since I arrived home from Israel, so it was nice to finally have a day without triple figure heat. However, it still got up into the high 90’s.
I am really looking forward to the 80’s on Monday and Tuesday.
My poor roses bushes had dried out blooms on them due to the extreme heat. However, they still have a special beauty. These are on my Mr. Lincoln rose bush. I did trim back all the spent blooms and there are already some new buds starting to open.
After mowing the front yard it looked a lot better. I still need to work a bit on getting rid of some weeds and a bit of reseeding. I am also thinking of getting rid of some bushes that were here when I bought the house and are looking a bit seedy.
In my back yard I also have a bush that I need to decide what to do with. I planted this bush shortly after moving in 16 years ago. It was a gift from a neighbor who was moving away. I either need to trim it way back or perhaps even replace it with something else.
Here you can definitely see that my back yard needed some attention. I definitely needed to get rid of the crop of volunteer trees. No one sees the back yard except for me, but it is a bit dangerous if it is overgrown. Especially with 4th of July coming up.
I also need to figure out why I have a brown spot in the back yard. It is getting water, but perhaps not enough to offset the high temperatures we have been having.
I then did a sprinkler check to make sure all of the zones were working well and the sprinkler heads were all pointing in the right directions. I made a few small adjustments, but not enough to account for the bare spot 🙂
Did you do your yard work today?