Arborvitae (tree of life – such a cool name) are hardy and pretty forgiving trees, making them a friendly choice for novice gardeners like us. To test our hands on, we planted one last Spring and a year later, it is still alive (applause please!) and getting bigger. It is a success!
It was truly easy to plant it once we stopped worrying about perfection and in this post, I will tell you how exactly we went about it and the nasty surprise we came to find while planting our tree.
We removed a stump. It was way less work than we expected and now we can mow that area easily. (This is a dreadfully written intro. I give it an F.)
Aaanyway, I bought Epsom salt to try the pinterest tip for removing tree stumps. Allegedly you drill holes, add watered Epsom to the holes and wait for a quick-ish natural decay. Well, we didn’t even have to add the salt!
Isn’t it nice when the town offers community garden plots for a very small fee and even, advice, workshops, compost and mulch? It’s frugal, easy and fulfilling. Isn’t it also nice when there is good mood in one’s work environment? Hubby and a few friends from his job, gather together to do what I find quite interesting activities that vary from football (the American style), to comedy nights, to snowboarding and even to…gardening.
Last summer, they came with the great idea to rent a plot as a team and try their hands in producing…produce. It was fun and a huge success. Oh the tomatoes!
Pfew, I am sore! I spent the weekend battling with our yard and every muscle in my body is aching. Hubby took care of The Cute all day long, giving me the chance to tackle several areas in our yard (and if I haven’t lost 35 pounds with all this work, I will be very disappointed!).
I made a new flowerbed while tackling the issue of fixing the slope from the house at the same time. Added curb appeal, it’s cleaner, neat and looks inviting.
Total cost? 24 dollars!