4 Mulch Madness

>> Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Daylight savings time and I definitely have a love-hate relationship.

Waking up a whole hour earlier is a killer, but on the flip side, at least I have a decent assistant…

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Less sleep, not good, but longer evenings are the things winter dreams are made of. We could think of no better extended evening activity than finding a place to deposit the heaping pile of mulch still occupying the driveway.

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Last weekend, we cleaned up the front flower beds a bit with a fresh sprinkling of mulch…

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But, alas, the mulch mound looked practically the same size. Time to bring out the big guns. Cue the backyard. Large & desolate…

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The plan was to build a flower bed across the entire back of the yard. We needed liner and lots of it. 120 feet of it to be exact. Luckily they come in 60 ft rolls at Home Depot for just $20 a pop. The instructions said to lay them in the sun to flatten them out of their coiled position. We didn’t ask any questions and it worked like a charm…

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Next up, dig a trench. I skipped out on this task. Thanks, E-Dub. I didn’t hear too many curse words, so I assume everything worked out alright for him…

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Once the liner was secure we went to town with the mulch. Not quite finished but I feel good enough about this one to go ahead and share with you fine folks…

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Are you ready for the real before & after? Oh yes. Mulch mission accomplished…

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-Cara

4 comments:

Tiffany,  March 16, 2010 at 8:47 AM  

I can't believe you guys used all that mulch. Wait, yes I can, your back yard is HUGE! Looks great!

Tiff

Ann W,  March 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

I love the 'finished' look that mulching gives to planter beds. Even if it's not very thick, it still gives it a uniform, and often darker, richer look. Plant and Garden Blog

Live the Home Life March 16, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

Ann, thanks for stopping by! I am definitely not an expert gardener, so I can't wait to pick up a few tips from your blog!

-Cara

Shelly Ann,  March 16, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

Lookin good! Nice "assistant" I have one of those too!

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