One of the features of what I call the Upper Garden are long beds with
paths between. The paths are at least the width of a single 54"mower cut.
I like a stroll garden with paths on which two people can walk side by side.
Any more, I don't want to have to walk a long way to get on the other
side if I see something interesting needing a closer look.
This morning He-Who-Mows cut cross paths across the long beds
where I had indicated, Last year I started cross paths and decided that
more cross paths would not only cut back on areas to plant and weed,
but make short cuts across the length of long beds.
I had to move some shrubs and plants, minimal, sacrificed a very few.
At right is one of last year's cross paths.
From this perspective cross paths are hardly noticeable.
In the back of my mind is always the bulldozer in the equipment shed and
other editing equipment.
I rolled back stones from a bed in the front and assessed what needs to
go and what stays if I allow another cut. Sometimes I have to stand and
constructively stare for a long time before the final cut.
During the winter, I considered new beds. Warm weather has colored my thinking.
What do you consider when adding and subtracting in the garden?