I did it!
Well, those browned-out, ragged, skimpy day lilies have been causing me agony long enough! I started with the day lily bed in the back yard. I squatted and used scissors to cut each clump’s foliage off and pulled out all the really old dead foliage. I left the Flag Iris standing, but did cut off all their broken or yellowed foliage. In the front yard day lily bed, at the end of the Fern Walk, I decided to mow instead of clipping by hand. It worked well. And was MUCH quicker. It sure looks better from the street also.
Vinca groundcover is more noticeable now, and keeps a nice look of greenery
A cleaner look without seeing stressed and dying foliage
Using the lawn mower to cut back foliage worked well on this hillside above The Fern Walk
Clean and serene, for a midsummer look
Clean and neat hillside above The Fern Walk, viewed from the west
A peep at ‘before’ the cutback – day lilies, and their foliage, after their showy season has passed