It sounds like a strange proverb, but it’s what we have experienced after Hurricane Ian, literally.
Funny Composting Story
Before Hurricane Ian, we had a composting bin outside of our home. As you can imagine, it was completely swept away by the flood waters from the storm. We were sad when we made this realization while picking up our yard.
But to our surprise, a cherry tomato plant popped up in its place! And, I might add, it produces beautiful little red cherry tomatoes that are delicious. Attending to our new plant has actually become a new hobby of mine. Now I understand why others love gardening. It really reminds you to slow down, unwind, and appreciate mother nature.
Check out the “harvest” from this week’s tomato picking!
How To Re-Landscape
While we work to re-landscape (is that a word?) our yard after the storm, we have many decisions to make. Do we sod and grow grass? Do we use all native ground cover? Our kids prefer no grass in the front yard. Jim and I want a well-balanced yard with mostly native ground cover.
In a timely email this week, the Sanibel Vegetation Committee’s article titled, “To Sod or Not To Sod,” highlights the importance of native ground covering on our island. They write,
To keep grass healthy and green here in South Florida, lawns need endless maintenance, additional nutrients, regular pesticide applications to control weeds and insects, and frequent irrigation.
Hiring A Sanibel Landscape Professional
We think it’s a great idea to consult a local landscape professional if you’re unsure where to start with re-landscaping after the hurricane. Check out our recent blog, “Read This Before Hiring a Sanibel Landscaper” for more information.