Sunday, September 13, 2009

Forty Bags of Mulch

Being still rather newbie homeowners, we've gained a whole new appreciation for mulch this year. Back in February, when there was still snow on the ground, a gaggle of high schoolers came around selling big bags of mulch. Our neighbors told us they put in an order for forty bags.

Forty bags of mulch?! Steven and I glanced at each other, in shock. What on earth would you do with forty bags of mulch?

Oh, how little we knew then...

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We've already decided we're going to order mulch from the high schoolers next year. Lots of it. We figure forty-five bags or so ought to be enough to get us started next year.

This is what the yard looked like earlier this year:

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And as a result of lots of hard work by Steven (and an incalculable amount of mulch), here is what the yard looks like now:

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He has really been enjoying the yard work. He even mentioned the other day that, when it gets cold, he's really going to miss working outside in the yard.

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My favorite part of our new landscaping is the bed Steven made for our hydrangea bushes. Granted, they haven't grown any bigger since we bought them 4 months ago, but at least now they look like they belong there.

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This whole area used to be covered with rocks and ugly weeds. Now it looks so nice and clean and organized.

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Next year we are going to put annuals all around this bed (and hopefully the hydrangeas will bloom). Its going to be faaaaabulous! Everybody give a big round of applause to Steven and his amazing mulch-laying powers. Go mulch!

4 comments:

Mom said...

Yay!!!!! for Steven!!!! 3 Cheers for all your hard work. Your house and yard loos Grrreat!
Love you.

Mom said...

looks* great.

Anonymous said...

Heather, I saw your letter to the editor of the Lynchburg magazine yesterday, so I was glad I could find your blog so easily today. I am not into blogging - or most social networking myself - but I enjoyed your photos and descriptions of what you and Steven are up to now with your house and your cooking. Please tell him I said hello too. I hope you both are living happily ever after.
Lynnda S Beavers (not really Anonymous)

The Taylormoore's said...

Love it! Jon (my husband) has a multch addiction. You can get multch free from the county (if you have a truck or similar hauling device). But don't tell Steven if you think he could develop this multch-addiction. It can be quite debilhitating.