We’ve been working on improving the entrance area to the Victory Gardens. I think its getting there.
Our vision is to create a nice flat grassy area so we can have gatherings for the gardeners now and then. Also an area that looks tended and inviting as people enter the community garden plots.
The challenge is that the area has had 10 foot weeds and lots of branches, bushes and debris in past years. Also many undesirable invasives, like bittersweet, Japanese hops, burdock and Black Swallow-wort (also called Dog-strangling Vine).
Early this spring this area was cleaned up by gardeners at the garden work day. We did a fantastic job and cleared all the brush and debris. Also we trimmed the big shade tree to the right.
This week I spent several hours weed whacking the area. I have been admiring my work and looking forward to the growth of more grasses. The cool thing about grass is that its growth is stimulated by mowing, whereas other plants are inhibited. Over time, simply mowing a wild area will produce a grassy meadow.