Friday, April 12, 2013

Weekend Send Off

Well it's Friday...WOOHOO!

You can't tell me that you aren't just jumping with joy for the weekend to be here already (I really would hate to think I am alone in the jumping).

This weekend holds lots of outdoor activities for my family.

Slowly we have been making more and more vegetable/fruit/flower beds around our yard.  One day we will cease to have grass and no longer have to worry about it being mowed.

Because what we don't have covered in dirt, we hope to have covered in clover.

Yes you read that right clover.

Did you know that clover, yes that little weed so many try to kill, is beneficial for your yard?

                                              Source: via Jessie on Pinterest

Here are 6 of top benefits:

  • Nitrogen fixating--it takes nitrogen from the air and deposits it in the ground as absorbable fertilizer
  • Drought tolerant
  • Resists pet urine (won't turn brown like grass does)
  • Grows in bad soil--since it brings nitrogen to the ground it can heal the ground it grows in
  • Grows year round--a perpetual green lawn, how nice
  • Fertilizes surrounding plants
I thought this was just some food for thought as you go into your weekend.  Think twice before killing those weeds.  I am pretty sure the chemicals in the weed killer is way more harmful than the weeds themselves.

Hopefully wherever you are there will be beautiful weather.  Here in Carolina the temps have been anywhere from 90 to 72, just the way I like it nice and warm.

So what will you do with your weekend?


  1. VEry interesting. Yes indeed, food for thought. Tonight my husband and I are going to the Temple and tomorrow morning we are going to look at a new mini van for me!!!!! I'm so excited. It's a used Honda Odyssey. It's just under ten thousand dollars, 2005, and only has 90,0000 miles. We'll see. Can't wait. Happy Weekend!

    Shauna xo

  2. PS. There are some weeds in my flower garden and I never pull them because they are a lush green. They look just as pretty so why pick them? :)

  3. We most definitely do not have nice weather. The tulips that are popping up in my front garden got covered in icy rain today (and snow yesterday). Gardening seems far away. Anyway, we press on. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I envy your gardening skills, I kill most everything. I bet the clover will look great. As for our weekend you'll read all about it on my post. Now that everyone has left I need to roll up my sleeves and get this place under control :)

    Enjoy your great weather!

  5. This is one Monday where I can honestly say I'm relieved the weekend is over. It'll probably never happen again, so I better enjoy it. :o) We spent all weekend moving our things into a 10x10 storage unit - just the two of us. Hard as I tried, I couldn't get my belongings to fit in a backpack! ;o)

    I'm actually glad to hear that about clover! I've always loved huge patches of clover. And I can't think of anyone who would miss mowing the yard every Saturday morning!

  6. I had no idea! We have another snow storm on our no green yet. But if those little clovers do pop up, I'll leave them be. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Your post has come at the perfect time for me as I've decided that I no longer want to mow the grass in our 'orchard'. There are so many creatures living down there (toads, frogs, newts, slow worms, beetles, slugs, snails, etc) and I hate the thought of how many are likely to be killed every time we mow it :( I've been thinking about whether it would be feasible to turn it into a wild meadow, filled with wild flowers, but a field of clover sounds very appealing too! I'm definitely going to look into it. Thanks for the tip! xx