Restoration and Renewal @ Heath

by Kathleen

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{Getting top soil, peet moss, manure and a bit of compost into the ground after tilling helps combat the clay soil}

IMG_1687In order to beat the heat and humidity of the mid-Atlantic region, there are those of us who are taking clear advantage of the 70-degree temps and balmy breezes to finish off spring-cleaning chores. Such as tilling and weeding the garden, maintaining the lawn by mulching, mowing, weeding and edging. Plus the necessary task of restoring the front and garage doors with a fresh coat of Minwax to protect against the extreme heat of the western summer sun.

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{My brother John helping till the garden, which we will shape into rows for the various vegetables and flowers}

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{My brother Stephen helping me stain the garage doors, while the weather is reasonably cool}

I enjoy the teamwork from each of my family members, primarily my brothers, as everyone knows what must be done to complete all chores. Paul keeps the lawn trimmed, John gets the mulch down around “Poison Ivy Row” and into the garden after pulling weeds on the northeastern potion of the property and Stephan takes care of maintaining the front and southwestern part of the house along with staining the front and garage doors with me.

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{And yes, Malcolm the cat also helps around the property by keeping watch from the Liriope}

An extension of vibrant color is added to the front porch and deck with reddish-orange gerbera daisies, orange and pink impatiens, hot pink geraniums, deep purple petunias and dragon-red begonias being placed into planters for added beauty.

All in all the weekend was a huge success with a lot of work accomplished by all and Heath being carefully maintained for another year!!!

Work stylishly,
K