This time of year in Central Florida our big oaks start shedding their leaves. I have already raked one time just a few days ago, but you would never know it. Though there were other things that I would much rather have done today, those leaves were calling me. They look messy, but they do make good mulch for our azalea bushes.
We have a lot of big oak trees on our street though not as many as we had before Hurricane Charley. There were 8 big trees blown down across the street.
There is also a lot of work to be done in the back of our house. My husband has already trimmed a lot of dead limbs, etc. that were a result of the freezes we had this winter. The lanatanas that I planted around a Florida Holly tree in the back were damaged, but they are very hardy. I gave them a haircut and they will come back. Today I did a little more weeding in that bed. The pavers that surround the bed have become buried in the ground so I started digging them up and will reposition them.
There are big beds along the back that need to be weeded and mulched.......a lot to do. I don't like yardwork!
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