August 4, 2020

Today was a maintenance day. Purple lantana is encroaching everywhere. I cut it back off the house wall, out of the pink geraniums, and off the railroad tie border.

I gave supplemental water to the pink salvia that is coming back slowly from pruning.  The earlier pruning may have been a bit too enthusiastic.

The white oleander shows more evidence of scale and the blooms are diseased.  I pruned the shrub back by a third, removed the diseased blooms and applied another round of neem oil.

I mowed the lawn at midday.  The lawn has mostly filled in up to the rock border on the downward slope and actually grows faster than the rest of the lawn.  Not all of it is crab grass and Bermuda grass.

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