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…
THEN WE SEE THIS…
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:
- My Adventures in Gardening: The Fall
- My Adventures in Gardening Part 2: Where did my Dirt Go + Garden Planning Websites
- My Adventures in Gardening : Hello Seed
- My Adventures in Gardening: Popsicle Stick Garden Seed Signs
- My Adventures in Gardening: Little Seedlings
- Planting Indoor Seeds as well as Outside too
- Karrie Karrie, How Does Your Garden Grow?
- Dog for Sale – Loves His Veggies
- Making Basil Pesto
- A Little Surprise in my Garden: Garlic!
Do you do Spring Cleaning? What have YOU been able to do so far this spring?
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