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All summer I've neglected my yard except for watering. Then, the grasshoppers came by the thousands and ate just about everything. What's left they don't like or I've sprayed. I sprayed our little arborvitae trees this morning as they are not attacking them. Yesterday, I started a general cleanup of the front yard. We have five sections to our front yard. I still need to cut some grass in the upper section and the section on the far side of the lower drive. I moved all the flower pots with dead or eaten on plants back to the area near the garden shed. I'll clean them up and store them for winter. Cut and raked dead grass and cleaned up spider webs. Cut iris by the front corner and moved some things around. dr cut the branches of the mulberry tree that were hanging too far into the street and a few that were hanging low enough we bumped into them. I am very allergic to mulberry so I took an antihistamine as a precaution. Seemed to work as I have no headache as yet. Hopefully since I didn't touch the stuff and washed good when I come inside and changed clothing I won't get a reaction. I wonder if I can cut the rose bushes back now because the grasshoppers have eaten most of the leaves. Will they have a better chance of coming back in the spring if I cut them now or should I wait until after a frost when they won't grow until spring? dooley
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It's hard work clearing up ready for winter isn't it? I hope all the plants that were chewed on by grassshoppers manage to survive.
I've had to cut my roses back a week or so ago. They were hit by frost in the spring and they never bloomed. They only got leaves grew "wild" I am hoping they come back in the spring. Wannabe
You have been one busy lady.I still have so much to get done before all is cut back.I'm glad you didn't react to the mulberry today.I have problem everytime I'm outside because of the dead grass pine and cedar tree.
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