I know that I have a lot of new readers this spring so you all may not have been following me last summer when I told the tale of my neighbor’s lawn care company accidentally “fertilizing” my lawn and spraying weed killer on my vegetables, perennials and shrubs.
When the very nice and very apologetic management came out, I was assured that there would be no residual effects this spring. I was told that whatever was sprayed was not like a glysophate, so it shouldn’t have a killing effect.
Really. I find it interesting (and frankly heartbreaking) that none of our clover has come back in the lawn. How long is this soil going to remain contaminated by whatever they put down?
We have only one small area of violets. The area around that yellow magnolia used to be covered in blue.
And my vegetable garden? The raised bed right under the yellow magnolia? All the perennial herbs are dead. Some had been in that bed for almost a decade. It wasn’t that bad a winter. So clearly I don’t dare use it for vegetables this year. I will grow flowers and hope that I don’t poison the pollinators.
Our yard had been organic for literally decades. I have no idea how long it’s going to take the “good” soil bacteria, organisms and other living things to recover.
This is just an unbelievable experience.