By Laurie | March 20, 2009
It’s been one of those weeks. It’s been one of those months. It’s been one of those years. It is only March though. Things will get better, right?
|I mentioned earlier this month that we cancelled our lawn service. We have a perfectly good lawn mower, and I have two perfectly good legs. It’s also kind of fun. For some reason weeds are a really big problem in our neighborhood. We hired a weed service last year who came and we still had weeds following their treatments. I finally had to fire them. Why pay $40 for nothing? Right now our front yard has a few, but our backyard is overrun with all different kinds of weeds. What gives? We decided to go ahead and call out a new service to get those taken care of. Here’s hoping.|
It is also the time of year that D starts worrying about fire ant control. Last year we had a horrible time with them even though we had someone come out and treat our lawn for ants and other pests. I think he found a website that suggested pouring boiling water on the mound to get rid of them, but I kind of think that just peeved them off. They just moved their mound somewhere else. I am more of an Amdro kind of girl, but we were worried about Brownie’s safety and have been really careful.
I have found some good advice on the link above, but does anyone have any other suggestions for ways to eliminate ants? I want to go out and plant some tulips before Easter, but I don’t want to have to deal with them.
Edit: Scotts weed folks came today (3/23). We shall see if there is a reduction in both weeds and pests.