Sprucing up the front of the house

The Casa Maria Community sits on a rather large piece of land in the middle of the St. Mary’s University campus. Maintaining the grounds can be a rather large chore and one that not many of the brothers have much interest in doing. Bro. Mike waters the lawn and does his best in the midst of the drought and water restrictions to keep at least some patches alive. I have taken on the duty of caring for the flower beds in front of the house and what we call the prayer garden which is visible through the windows from our chapel. Last fall I mulched the prayer garden and added a bird feeder. It took the birds three months to find the feeder, but now they really chow down! I have been wanting to improve the front flower beds to enhance the appearance of the house, they were often run over by weeds. The grounds crew helped back before summer planting some nice flower plants. This weekend I finally got around to pulling all the weeds, laying down weed block plastic and mulching the beds. I got half done today and will finish the other half tomorrow. It is a great improvement and helps make the front of the community more inviting to all who come to the front door.

– Bro. Brian Halderman, SM

Bro. Brian mulched the front flower beds this weekend and now we have a new look!

Bro. Brian mulched the front flower beds this weekend and now we have a new look!

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