Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Checking the south fence

I visited the neglected south tract this afternoon and found an ear tree had fallen on the fence. There was no other damage. I fixed it by removing the tree and renailing one piece of fence that was down.

In the open areas on the northeast corner, Paronychea was common. This area remains open for some reason, which is good, because it's the only place in the fire lane where I've seen Polygonella basiramia.

There were a few beer b0ttles and cans near the employment office.

The dominant plant in the fire lane appears to be ragweed, though there is Natal grass on the edges and sand spurs, partridge pea and various grasses.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Still raining, weeding easier

It has been wet recently, for a change. The rain gauge read 2 inches, so all of the plants, including the naughty ones, are getting plenty to drink.

The upside to all of this is that the moist soil makes weeding easier, so I've been taking advantage of this to remove Natal grass in some key areas to keep it from taking over.

In other places I'll leave it alone because there's simply too much to deal with manually unless I want to nake Natal grass removal a full-time job.

One thing I've noticed is the proliferation on Polanisia tennufolia in numbers I've never noticed before.