Friday, June 29, 2012
If It's Not Mulched It's Not Finished
Freshly edged and mulched garden beds-what a beautiful sight! One of my favorite aspects of gardening is the sense of accomplishment you get when a project you've been working on is finally finished. Last night I finally finished edging, planting and mulching my first garden area. If you're wondering what took me so long you're not alone. On a recent visit to my house a friend commented on how relieved I must be that nobody had been stealing any mulch out of the pile in my driveway.
Given how much I love progress, one would think I would make more of it. It's not like I don't try, and don't get me wrong, a good portion of my garden is close to being done. But it's not mulched and if it's not mulched it's not finished. I have a thing about leaving the mulch til last because I usually move and plant through June and I can't stand moving and planting in newly mulched beds. Consequently I end up spreading mulch in much hotter weather than I would prefer.
So it should come as no surprise that on the weekend I am finally ready to start spreading some serious mulch we are about to enter an official heat wave (three consecutive days of temperatures above 90 degrees F). Let the good times and the wheelbarrows roll!