Sunday, September 9, 2007

Survival Mode...

I've been lost in space the past few weeks. Busy getting back in the "school" mode and just trying to survive the oppressive, bug-riddled end of summer. During this time of depression, my poor garden has been in "survival mode". I've pulled three wheelbarrows of weeds this past week. It looks like rain then next few days and bringing some relief from the heat. Does anyone have St. Augustine grass? Look underneath the wheelbarrow. It's not from it...I moved it there five minutes before I shot the photo. I just bought grub treatment. I don't have a clue if that's the problem, but the rest of the lawn looks healthy, so I thought that was a good place to start. Next week will be a happier post with flowers.

8 comments:

chigiy said...

It looks like you've been busy. I'm sorry about the heat and your grass. Your garden looks lovely beyond the grass and the wheelbarrow.

Michelle said...

There you are! Glad to have you back! I know absolutely nothing about St. Augustine grass, but I hope you get it resolved. It really is a beautiful grass. Looks like you've been plenty busy! Hopefully the weathe will cool some now and it will be more pleasant to work outside! Happy GTS! :)

Michelle said...

*weather*

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Welcome back gardenmomma! 3 Wheelbarrows full of weeds? My, you have been busy!!! Good job Chris!

CG said...

You've been working really hard! Hope your weather gets more bearable soon!

Rebecca150 said...

Good to see you back posting! Now that we are headed into our prime gardening season here in Texas I hope to see more about your gardens! Have you been on any tours lately?

Rebecca H

Rebecca150 said...

I wanted to extend an invitation for you to come check out my garden blogspot! It's www.theholdingpit.blogspot.com

I posted a few pictures of a garden in Fort Worth you might be interested in:-)

Rebecca

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Chris - sorry I missed this post- and I hope you'll get a chance to let us know what's happening in your garden now.

I do have St Augustine grass, and know there are a lot of things that can happen to it- besides grubs there are diseases called Take-all and brown patch. Our radio guys say they're less likely to happen if lawn is not overwatered or overfertilized, and treatments include aeration, compost tea and a top-dressing of peat. Good luck~

Annie at the Transplantable Rose