Spring Cleaning My Yard & Garden


If you have been following my blog for awhile now you will know that last year I started a garden, had some success and failures, and really enjoyed it all. However you will also know that I had trouble with my dog. My dog ate all my sweet peas, my tomatoes, dug up my carrots, ate all our strawberries and more. He just LOVED those vegetables and fruits. After all my raving and threats to get rid of the dog, my husband and I finally decided to put up a fence around my garden instead.

Yes, he is one lucky dog. 😉


Before it was fenced my husband decided to add a few more feet to my box garden first. YAY…more room to garden this year!


Then he and my daughter got to work on the fence posts.


All the while Comet our dog looked on. I wonder if he knew we were doing this because of him.

While he worked on that…I decided to get out my guns. My weed killin’ guns.


Oh yeah, world..watch out. Karrie’s got a gun and she knows how to use it.


Die weeds, die!


This section is out front away from my gardens + flower beds, and every year I fight the weeds that grow through the rocks. So I purchased some year long killer and am really hoping it works.

After I finished there I came back over to my husband to check in on things.


He needed some help moving rocks. So I got down & dirty… My face says it all. This is hard work people…hard work.

And then the fence was finished! Look how beautiful it looks in my backyard!  Now I can garden without my dog Comet getting into it and eating it all.


So then we go back inside, quite content with our work.

Gazing one more time at this lovely fence we made to keep our dog out…



Ahhh… CRAP!

Back to the drawing board. Off to Lowes to buy some netting and staple it on. That should keep him out. 🙂

Okay, so here are my Before and After Garden pictures:



I love how my garden is bigger now and fenced..no more dog eating my veggies.

Here is my back porch area pictures:



And lastly my favorite flower bed zone and garbage can area got a cleaning:



It feels really good to have my yard and garden all cleaned up and ready for spring.

Here are some of my previous posts on My Adventures in Gardening:

Do you do Spring Cleaning? What have YOU been able to do so far this spring?21 Comments

Spring Cleaning My Yard & Garden was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by Karrie

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  1. Seriously – could you get any cuter?

  2. LOL. Oh…you liked that messed up, hair falling out all over the place look do ya? Ha ha…me too. Thanks Heather. 🙂 You are adorable yourself.

  3. What a great garden spot! Can you come do mine now?

  4. Great job! Love what you guys decided to do, here’s hoping for a less stressful gardening season this year. 🙂

    • Thanks Melody. I am really hoping on actually getting some produce this year for my family to eat instead of just the dog. 😉 I can almost taste the yummy carrots and sweet peas..mmmmmm

  5. Love the braids. Nice job – great idea on the netting. Looks fantastic!

    • Thanks Sia! Seems like a lot of work just to keep the dog out doesn’t it? After talking with a friend this week they said I should use cactus around the garden and then pets and other critters will stay away. But knowing me I would step on it myself. So we chose the fence instead.

  6. Ashleigh says:

    Ahhh Karrie you make me laugh and smile so much. Love reading about your adventures. The yard looks wonderful. Great job!

  7. What a great idea to use the netting around the fence for your dog, Karrie! I wish I could think of a way to keep the birds from eating our berries – we do put some netting on the blueberry bushes to keep them out, but it’s a little harder with the strawberry plants.

    You do look super cute – love your pics posing with the weed killer! Ha!

  8. Hi, Can someone help me with a problem I have. I decided to grow a garden this year and I bought a lot of seeds and some potting soil to start them in. The potting soil says it will feed the plants for up to 6 months. The problem I have is some of my plants are 5 and 6 inches tall and are as skinny or skinner than a toothpick. I have each seed in a 5 inch pot and the soil I bought is “Jiffy seed starter mix”. How can I grow plants that look like the ones I buy at the store? Thanks for any help. Patsy.

    • Catherine says:

      If your seedlings are inside your problem could be lighting, seedlinsg will stretch to get more light and it makes them spindly. Or it could be too much water, don’t want to rot the roots!

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