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Oh Spring – A Spring list post

Everyone seems to be doing spring posts this week. Making it Lovely has a list up and Young House Love just did some porch work. I want to do a spring post! I love spring. I really can’t wait for it to warm up for sure. We’ve had warm days but I want warm all day everyday.

The remainder of April and most of May will be devoted to getting the bathroom in ship-shape.

Right now it looks like this:

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We’ve got a ways to go..

I’m still planning on a bit of yard work during these first fleeting days of spring. I need to plant my gladiolas. I’m planning on setting up my veggie patch. My plan for the patch has changed. I’m planning on a bed about 5′ by 10′ with a narrow pathway down the middle the long ways. It’ll be tight but I’m hoping it will give me an idea of what I should do more long-term.

Then of course, the front yard is going to be dug up and re-landscaped.

We’ve also got all the other things on the list that need to be taken care of.

1. Finish Painting the front porch

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2. Remove gross chain link fence

3. Talk to neighbors about removing a couple of huge Norway Maples
You can see them in the backyard picture above, behind the ugly chainlink fence

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4. Rake, re-seed, and figure out what to do about our Lumpy Lawn

5. Build a cage for my strawberries

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6. Plant Arborvitae hedge

7. Build trellis privacy screens (wait until next summer)

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8. Prune Cherry Tree

9. Mulch the back beds

10. Replace the rose that was killed by the snow. Anyone know what kind this is?

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11. build a leaf mold compost pile to the right of the shed

12. Add trellis to the shed and plant something that will grow up and over the shed.

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Big list. Not sure how much of this will get done, but I’m excited just to get to be outside. It’s been a long, cold winter.

Sarah

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