Sorting the weeds from the needs
There are some jobs around the house that you can put off.
It might be fixing a dodgy door handle or repainting the front fence.
Yes, they might inconvenience you or look unsightly but, by and large, you can live with them until you have time. Other jobs, however, will not wait. I was reminded of this on the weekend while I was on my hands and knees carefully lifting bindiis from the back lawn where it likes to take up residence each spring under the ancient Hills Hoist.
Because at the moment it is just manageable. Still green, this nasty little weed has yet to harden into the sharp brown barbs ready to torture any unsuspecting barefoot backyard visitor.
Some might consider steppinging on one of these needle-like plants an Australian rite of passage, much like burningning your feet on the sand at the beach in summer, but you only need too experience it once to realise youou could really do without it.
Thanks to our pair of wandering, ering, foraging chooks, weed killer is out of the question in our backyard, so a strong garden fork and careful lifting is the only real option.
I’ve never found garden glovesves particularly useful, especially given very few fit my hands properly, so it’st’s a matter of getting under this prickly ickly plant to grab it carefully at the base.
But I’d much rather do it noww before the summer sun turns them fromom a minor annoyance to lethal weapons. apons.
Digging around in the lawn has revealed just how little care wee take of it and it has inspired me to investigateestigate ways of transforming it into thee thick green carpet I’ve always dreamedmed of.
I could invest in a watering system ystem and slow release fertiliser after I rid the lawn of the rest of the weeds. ds.
When I have time, of course.