All In A Day’s Work


Posted by Rebecca, April 3rd, 2012

I mentioned last week that we desperately needed some mulch. Okay, I’ve been mentioning for the past year that we desperately needed some mulch. After all, our front yard was looking like this…

And this…

So last week, Mike drove around looking for mulch places. We actually did this last year, since the first year that we moved in we used bags of mulch in the middle of July and it was aw.ful. It took a lot of bags and many weekends in 90 degree weather, so we wanted to get some yards of mulch delivered. The problem we came across last year was that there was no landscaping supply place close enough to our house to qualify for free delivery. Every single place wanted $50 to deliver, so we finally decided to suck it up. Unless we wanted to pull weeds constantly like we did last year (uhhh no thanks), we didn’t have too much of a choice.

Mike ordered 3 yards of dark brown mulch, which was delivered at 8am this morning.

He worked at putting the mulch down all day and by the time I got home, the pile looked like this.

The 3 yards we ordered was just enough to cover everything out front in a nice, thick layer.

Not only did Mike slave over a hot stove pile of mulch all day, but he told me he planned to surprise me by planting some new flowers. Unfortunately, he ran out of steam, but I am just happy to finally have some mulch!

I would still like to add some things to our landscaping, especially on this side.

We added those tiny little daylilies here last year, but the rest of the bushes are near death. We also need to add some plants to the area in front of the garage where we pulled up those flat fern things that I hated at the end of last season.

Overall though, at least we’re no longer at a messy point. I just wanted to at least be able to maintain what we have after the baby comes. Not having to pull weeds is a major plus!

Keep it coming spring, we need some more blooms like this…

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8 Responses to “All In A Day’s Work”

  1. Stacey says:

    The yard is looking lovely and with Spring in the air it looks nice and fresh. We heading into Winter so everything is starting to die. Lucky with our weather there is no need to do all the prepping that you have to do. Durban (south Africa) has almost the same temperature all year round. Hehe

  2. Looks good! Amazing what a little mulch can do. We did the same 3 yard pile of mulch in our driveway last year. Now that we already have a base coat and the flower beds done, I may just use a landscaper to top it off this spring.

  3. Is it weird that I think a house instantly looks better when there’s fresh mulch down??

  4. How does Mike feel about putting down some mulch around our house?? It’s on the to-do list. I was waiting for another snow but I’m hoping that’s done with.

    I am catching up on blogs. Good choice on the Deere. We live near John Deere headquarters. Owning a Deere is a requirement for our neighborhood. I thought Nate was joking at first but then I realized that every single neighbor has one.

  5. We are in desperate need of some fresh mulch in our yard! You wouldn’t think that some dirt would make such a difference but it really does. Your yard is looking good! 🙂

  6. Tawny says:

    Did you get treated mulch? My weeds are super human and still pop through. I am going to lay down a barrier and put down treated mulch next weekend. Good job, you finally got me motivated to fix my sad little yard!

    • Rebecca says:

      Hm I don’t believe it’s treated and we don’t have any weed barriers. We just put it down several inches thick, which worked like a charm the last time we mulched!

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