This past week we had our first shot of Fall weather and with it came the increased energy to get out there and work. Which is what I did!
And here are another few before and after shots:
Now, the question is, what will I do about this next year? I now have a source of straw, so I'm thinking of covering the walkways with straw. Years ago, my husband laid out black plastic in the paths, but eventually they ripped up and/or got buried in dirt and weeds grew there anyway. In fact, in the clean-up I've still been pulling up strips of black plastic from that original covering. I like the look of just the dirt and it also allows me to see some of the vole tunnels as they are made, but boy do those tough old weeds hang on and keep on growing if I don't stay on top of them! And I'd much rather spend my time and labor weeding the growing beds, not the pathways.