Is can't get centipede to grow in years I ignore it or in years I fertilize and water . . . .Yeah my community. It's sort of like a compound with a long drive in boarded by a swamp and creek in the rear. Not sure which tree you mean. The ones with the lavender flowers are Lipan crepe myrtle. Did the golf thing some way back. Had enough room for a 125 yard shot. I was useless at it.
Pic of creek and swamp.
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Not much. Over the years I have learned how to use roundup in tight spaces to control weeds and what not. Always carry a pair of clippers with you so if you screw up with the roundup you can cut off the part you sprayed. If the culprit is to large or tall to spray or pull up by the roots cut it off at ground level when it sprouts back out hit it with roundup. Use a coarse spray and avoid windy days. All else fails rip out the beds plow them good put down fabric matting and cut holes where your plants will go and mulch well with pine straw after planting. As in anything it takes some time to learn stuff.Do you spend a lot of time weeding in the ferns and other "flower bed" mulched areas?
When the ex and I were looking for our first house in Columbus, OH many moons ago, the realtor showed us this one place that was just like that. Not a blade of grass anywhere except for the occasional weed sprout. And a really gross bright green color. uke: We passed on it.Mine is easy. A few gallons of green paint on the concrete and all is well.
I enjoyed cutting my grass, but with heat index numbers getting up to 110-115, I decided to let a couple neighborhood kids cut it for the rest of the season. Thankfully, they cost about 1/3 of the "professionals" and actually do a better job.I can't wait till I retire so I can sit in the shade and watch my yard guy cut my grass.
The "kids" are freaking awesome. When I talked to them, they told me that they have been doing it for about 5 years and they have about 12 clients. They have very high end equipment and can accomplish in two hours what would take me at least 6. Unfortunate for me, they are going to college in August so I will be back at it. BOO!!! And flower beds? Ugh...we have 12'ish of them (I refuse to actually count) and it can take a good day and a half to weed 'em all.Ugh! That reminds me I have to cut the weeds in my backyard. Fortunately, having a self-propelled mower will make that much easier now.
But yeah, when I was a kid, I cut folks' grass with meticulous care, like it was my own.