Quick Cleanup After Weeding: What a great idea!!

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Quick Cleanup After Weeding

By valleylynn
March 21, 2012

Keep your beds, borders and containers clean during weed eating. Use old bed sheets to cover raised beds and borders when you do the weed eating. Once finished, just fold the sheets up and lift them off the beds, shake off over the lawn and wash them for the next time. The sheets are light weight enough that they will float over the plants and not press them down. On small areas you could use any piece of light weight cloth.

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Mar 20, 2012 6:03 PM CST
Love this idea and plan to use it this week! Thanks, Lynn! Thumbs up
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rebeccag
Mar 20, 2012 7:01 PM CST
What a great idea, one I had never thought of. Thanks!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 20, 2012 9:35 PM CST
It took me all these years, until last summer to figure this out. *Blush*
I couldn't believe how wonderful it worked. DH was happy to, he wasn't in trouble for covering my plants in debris. Thumbs up
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Marilyn
Mar 21, 2012 2:28 AM CST
Great idea! Hurray! Thumbs up

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 21, 2012 9:59 AM CST
Sure saves a lot of time cleaning all those tiny particles out of my sempervivum rosettes. Big Grin
Name: Steve
Millbury, MA (Zone 5b)
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steve_mass
Mar 26, 2012 4:18 AM CST
Better yet, don't use those noisy energy-wasting motorized weed-eaters. Use a stand up scissor type edger like the kind from Fiskars. It takes longer, but think of the time and energy you save by not setting out and laundering those sheets.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 26, 2012 10:31 AM CST
My right arm and shoulder wouldn't hold up to the motion of using that kind of hand tool. But it sure is a good idea.
It takes me about 10 minutes from beginning to end to clean up around all of the raised beds. DH does the weed eater, I do the rest. Big Grin
Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Nov 19, 2014 9:56 PM CST
Dear Lynn, firstly there is no such thing as a weed! It is a plant growing in the wrong place! Then how do you keep the sheets down, as they would blow away in the wind here?
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 20, 2014 12:35 AM CST
They are only on the beds long enough for Cliff to use the weed eater, then removed and put away until the next time. Big Grin

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