Re: SO far behind–what first?
Actually, in the main perennial bed, which is triangle-shaped in the corner of the yard with two stone paths running through it for access, I think a lot of the grasses & other weeds have seeded in.
I pulled a really obnoxious weed last night… it was like a dandelion on steroids. A burdock maybe? I also have to learn all these N. Illinois weeds. I grew up in the Seattle area.
Is straw OK for mulch? there is a farmer not far away who sells bales of straw pretty cheap. Otherwise I’d have to go pay more for something at a garden center.