- Oct 15, 2017
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- mid-Michigan, USoA
they sure are. i do miss that large area and how it looked for those few days/week but it was just too difficult for me to keep all the weeds out of that area (even with three of the four sides not being a lawn). i do still have some of those carnations growing along the edge but i keep them smaller and have to make sure they're not letting any weeds hide under them. that was the problem with them. they don't grow thick and low enough (like the creeping thyme) so too much can get started up under them. keeping the mouse-eared chickweed under control in there has always been an issue and that was one weed that could really exploit that niche. the mouse-eared chickweed is also a tough one for growing in the creeping thyme but it is so much more obvious and so i tend to keep it out better now.Are you sure? Haha. Thought for sure it was clover. But then what do I know. They are beautiful non the less.
the thing i am noticing is that with the north garden being kept weeded and clear the birds are not around much at all. surely not as much as before. we also had a hawk become a mourning dove specialist and i think it really thinned them out.
the other more positive thing to notice (which i hoped for) was that with the pallet and ditch project finished the chipmunks (and other creatures) have fewer places to hide so they're not around as much. also we might have another feral or semi-feral kitty hunting here so if they are doing their job they'll help keep the population down too.
the deer still are around... our location would be the perfect place for someone who liked to eat venison. you can harvest a deer a week without any work at all in terms of hunting they come right to you... it is hunting season here so they are on the move.