Monday, July 17, 2006

Our struggling yard



We've had a hard time with some things in our yard this year. We have some beautiful aspen trees in our front yard. At the beginning of June our neighbors cut down their aspens. It turns out the neighbor's tree was the parent tree and when it was cut down our trees started to die. We are sad about that. Then you all remember my previous post about our firepit accident. Well, this dead grass is the product of that. Turns out gas and fire aren't too good for grass. Finally, the other day, Darren was fertilizing the lawn. With good intentions he put some on the garden, as well. The fertilizer also had weed killer in it. It took us a while to figure out why the garden looked so droopy. Fortunately, most of it is coming back but this zucchini plant will probably not survive. So don't put lawn fertilizer with weed killer on your garden. It's great for the lawn, not so great for vegetables. The rest of our yard is beautiful and green.

5 comments:

Delene said...

Too bad about the quaking apen. That was a beautiful tree. At least you are learning what to NOT feed your garden! I'm glad most of it is coming back.

Clarks in Orem said...

Darren stay out of the yard.

darren said...

I will, more tv time!

Susan said...

Sorry, Darren, you don't get out of yard work that easily.

Michael Slade said...

Make him do it right!

Darren, why don't we read about these escapades on YOUR blog?

Hehe.