I spent a very rainy morning in the back woods at my house with my dog. It made us both very happy.
While we are working on the turf by the house and in the paddocks, our spring chores have started in earnest in the woods, too. We are removing barberry and multiflora rose, two aggressive invasive species. Hopefully this will allow the Mayapples and ferns to flourish! Using weedkillers on the invasives would kill the native plants and pollute our water, so it is lots of work instead. But pulling up roots is easier when the soil is moist.
-Remove invasive species to let native plants flourish
-Don’t use weedkillers that will kill native plants and pollute our waters
-pulling up roots is easier when the soil is moist
I pledge to take care of my yard without synthetic pesticides, weedkillers and fertilizers except on rare occasions to resolve an infestation or to improve habitat for native plants and wildlife. I also pledge not to throw pharmaceuticals or chemicals down my drains or toilets.