You may be a little shocked with today’s post. You won’t see things just so, complete with glorious shots.
Uneyecandy for sure. Today I am living with a less than Pinterest worthy yard.
When you look at EVERYTHING that has to be done as a whole, it’s impossible to tackle. You have no idea how many times I’ve sat out here, let out a big sigh, and just walked right back into the house again.
Pretty yard work is hard work. Luckily for most gardeners, they truly enjoy the task. And for those folks, it shows.
I hestitate to say ‘I’ve failed’ my yard, but I haven’t kept up the way I normally might. So over the weekend, while sitting out there with barren flower beds and weeds happily growing in my veggie garden, it was time.
Let’s face it. Pick a topic of the day, and that one thing could become a full time job. And yard work falls into that category in a heartbeat.
Then my mind flipped into overdrive on what the spaces could become. And then I got that feeling… that feeling that makes me want to slam on the breaks because I’m instantly overwhelmed.
So this is when I have a chat with myself every year.
And then I force myself to pick up a garden tool, and tackle the weeds. It’s brainless work, so that makes it easy, you don’t have to ‘feel inspired’ to pull a weed.
But once you see a little productivity, you start getting fueled for more. And then you’re suddenly digging and turning the soil and adding compost and… you’re taking off!
You don’t decorate or clean your entire home all at once, you clean it room by room. So I like to think of my garden in terms of rooms. Every little nook and cranny can be special. I just put blinders on to the entire thing as a whole and break it up.
This post was nothing more than to empathize with those of you that click on beautiful, amazing, forest spun flower filled rolling hills Pinterest worthy yards, leaving only to feel ‘heavy’. Just remember… those yards are done. That’s why those pictures are there. There aren’t many people that would take a photo shoot of their ‘before’ and pin it!
So allow me to be the first. Because we need to feel ok with our yards as is, and be encouraged.
If your yard looks like mine, I’m high fivin’ ya. Let’s work on our yards together, and see if we can’t eventually get something Pinterest worthy this summer, deal?
On a scale from 1 (lowest) to 10, how would you currently rate your yard?