Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Invasive Weeds Taking Over Yancy Household!
It has to do with weeds.
I have to get this off my chest. I've lived in Kentucky for 5 years now. And our backyard is out of control!
I used to live in western New York, and I lived in New Hampshire for 21 years. Yes, they have weeds there.
But not the kind of weeks that multiply exponentially
while you watch! Like they're on Viagra or something.
In New York and New Hampshire, weeds know their place. But in Kentucky, you turn your back for a moment and voila! Takeover City.
You see the photo at the top of the page? This is the kind of stuff we have fulminating in our backyard Plus we have invasive vines. Like the trumpet creeper. Oh, yeah, it's real pretty. Right? That middle photo is so sweet and unassuming.
Well, look at this one to the right. That's what happens when you leave it alone. No, that's not my house but it's the same vine taking over my backyard.
It spreads underground and it's very tricky. By the time you realize you've got a battle on your hands, the roots are already as thick around as your arm. There ain't no pullin' that baby outta there! You'd have to use dynamite. Or C4.
If we ever decide to sell this house, we'll have to hire a backhoe to come and raze the whole thing. Not the house. The backyard. Sheesh.