April showers bring May flowers, or so we learned in nursery school. What I’ve learned since having my own yard to tend to is that April showers bring a massive invasion of weeds that can grow as tall as me in the blink of an eye. And in front of each of our houses, at the edge of the sidewalk, is a lovely box of dirt that, while on city property, is the homeowner’s responsibility to care for. Meaning you need to tame those unruly weeds. So do you do it? Or do you hire a gardener, or maybe pay the neighbor’s kid a few bucks? Or are you lucky enough to have a neighbor with a passion for gardening who was happy to add your tree box onto his or her green thumb portfolio?
21 Apr 2011