Nightmare area number two

Continuing the theme from yesterday, here's the second nightmare area in my garden right now. It's my "cactus bed".

There are so many things wrong here, I almost don't know where to start. The sad, sad yucca, the sweetgum sapling, but the main thing is the leaves. Yes, those have been there since the fall (if it's not obvious).


An overhead view of the mess:

Here are earlier photos of the yucca, as I was going to prune it to the ground a month or more ago:

If you remember, it was infested by some insects last year. Pruning will hopefully get rid of that issue and rejuvenate the plant.

What succulents don't like getting a thick layer of leaf mulch? (All of them?)


Well, I was hoping that by the time I was ready to post this I would have some "after" photos, but no. This task is just not at the top of my fun list. Maybe later today?


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outlawgardener  – (June 2, 2017 at 8:45 AM)  

Looks like a job for the trusty shop vac!

Chickadee Gardens  – (June 3, 2017 at 12:11 PM)  

later! maybe nature will self-clean and you won't have to do a thing...

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (June 6, 2017 at 9:53 PM)  

I constantly battle leaves and other debris in my succulents. A leaf blower works really well.

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