The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #4072611
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
20-Sep-20 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Today I made a big push in the front garden on half of the front, and most of the weeds are out except grass in the iris, and those I think I need to thin and re-position in that area. I have a bucket of daylilies I dug out of one area that I'll move somewhere else. There are a bunch of bulbs along the wall that are various kinds of daffodils, and I may move those and cluster them somewhere. It was a bright idea to put them along the wall but it is an artificial line in a yard that I've tried to make natural and park-like with clusters of things or individual shrubs, no hedges. Right now it's clear some of the tall grass is gone, but until my new trimmer arrives (fingers crossed - tomorrow) and I can mow and trim it won't really look like the bed has been tended.

There is a corner of the grate on the soffit that is drooping and I need to refasten; the question is, are the critters using in diurnal or nocturnal? If I close it now and there are nocturnal roof rats using it, they'll be stuck in the attic. If I do it in the morning after squirrels are out then that keeps them out. I have a trap on the front porch where I've seen droppings and after I catch one or two I'll close the gap and see if that is enough. I'll probably have to put the trap up in the attic after I close the gap, just on general principles.