Our “Aussie” client is a lover of encouraging and cultivating native plants. He is a repeat client. We have been with him three (3) years now. His backyard area is very wooded and there is a ton of low lying native plant growth, conducive to transplanting. Along the right side of his townhouse is a very steep bank. We were summoned to clear the bank of tons and tons of dandelions. We completed the job with two (2) full bags of “dandy weeds.” The longer term goal will be to plant the entire bank with a ground cover. So we took a “before” video of the bank which was our original assignment.
Ajuga is the native ground traveler that is growing in the wooded area of this property, so today we transplanted twenty (20) of these to the top 30 inches of the bed. This is an experiment to see if the Ajuga will not only grow, but creep and spread. If the transplants grow and spread successfully, we will assist with the population of the entire sloped bed.
At the end of the first three (3) hours we retuned to trim back the boxwood bushes on the left tiered bed. One in very rough shape. We completely trimmed it back closer to the ground. It was in poor condition so we will see if it can be revived. We trimmed back dead growth on all plants and bushes in the beds today.
We edged all the beds. Secured all plantings with new garden soil. We also have instructed Parkfairfax to leave bags of mulch…,,and we will lay it…..once delivered. This project was completed at five (5) hours.
We receive a Prairie Moon Nursery native seed catalog every spring, and we left one for our resident to preview. He has already spotted a (12) pack iof native flowering plants and is going to order. It was a great variety. So we are looking forward to seeing the delivery. Each plant is about 6 inches of growth and ready to plant. How fun is this? Cool….
“Contessa” says….. it’s all good.