I need some Suggestions

Sweetmama(9)March 20, 2003

I have been told 2mo. ago that I have 3 Pertruding Disc,Arthritis Bone Spurs, and Cyst in my Spinal Cord.My left leg is week most of the time and in pain all the time in leg and back. I already have Scoliosis(not that bad). Now thay say there is not a thing thay can do. And it will get worst.

The thing is I have alot of plants and I cant do all the weeding and such. Does anyone have any suggestings of how to change my way of takeing care of my yard.I tried to do as much as I can then I'm down for 2or3 days when I do.

Thank You

Marilyn

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mehitabel(z6 MO)

I'm so very sorry about your pain, sweetmama.

Ruth Stout claimed that a 6-12 inch layer of hay used as a mulch eliminated the need for weeding altogether. If you can hire someone to get a really thick mulch layer down for you, that will help cut down on the need for weeding. A thick layer of wet newspapers will also help, again if you can get some help laying it down.

Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2003 at 3:45PM
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handhelpers

definitely yes to lots of mulch. i also found that using vinca and sweet woodruff [may be too warm where you are for that] and ajuga and other flat groundcover really helps keep the weeds down amongst shrubs and trees. where i have plants, i've spend most of my effort with perennials and container gardens.
it's definitely really important that you stretch, take lots of breaks, don't stoop [keep back straight when you bend] - i know it's very very hard not to be able to do what you used to be able to do [i hate that part the most] and it's so frustrating to see all the work that needs to be done and you wish you could do it - but a little at a time is better than being flat out for days, unfortunately

    Bookmark   March 20, 2003 at 9:41PM
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Sweetmama(9)

Thank You I will try.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2003 at 5:13PM
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