Friday, February 27, 2009

You Might Be A Redneck If...

you lay wall to wall carpet in your front yard.

I'm not really a redneck - well, maybe a little - but old carpet is great to use as landscaping fabric. This is some of the carpet that came out of an empty store and I asked if I could have it. Not only does it work great to keep the weeds out, but it spares the landfills from more discarded stuff....and it's free! And you all know how I love free :) In my effort to reduce the amount of mowing I have, I am making more and more "natural" areas in the front yard.

I know - there is a trashy dresser in one of the pictures. That's a solid walnut dresser somebody threw away last summer and I dragged it home. It was very ugly and at first I just wanted the back panel to use for making bird houses. Then I decided to take the whole thing home. It was actually quite cute last summer when the drawers were overflowing with flowers. I need all the large structural things I can get, trying to turn this field into a yard :)

I managed to get some tidying up done out front from all the winter winds. I've got tons more to do but it's supposed to get cold again this weekend, so I'll stay inside and work on some other projects.

(Note - don't use carpet for weed control if you're growing things to eat due to chemicals leaching from the carpet.)