Six Yards of Mulch

Last year we had seven yards of mulch delivered (here). This year we knocked it down to six yards since the yard already had a nice base of dark organic mulch. Originally, the landscaping was done with red mulch but after learning that they add red dye to make the mulch red we switched to dark organic mulch.

Last year we also got to mulching in July. That was one weekend of hot steamy mulch!  It was much easier shoveling mulch in the cooler weather with boots on instead of flip-flops!

Before we got down to business, we spent a couple of hours early on Saturday pulling weeds and cleaning up the edges.

And a little bit of burning.

The weeds were really out of control. I wish I had thought of weeding the yard last weekend.

Anyways, looking at the before and after photos made the 18 hours in the yard worth it. Neither of us wanted to go inside for dinner last night but the chilly temperatures finally tempted us indoors.

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I am so proud of what we accomplished this weekend. In my very biased opinion, I think the yard is looking fantastic this year!

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Did you get any yard work done this weekend too? Do share!

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