How’s that for a descriptive title?
Hey, here’s a tip for ya. Wait until July to mulch your yard. Stores are practically giving away the stuff.
What was that? Normal people mulch in the spring? That’s the NORMAL time to mulch?
Hahahaha … I don’t know what you are talking about.
Seriously. I’m not listening to you.
We are getting dangerously close to getting our house on the market, and one of the things we needed to do was re-mulch the yard. We’ve waited until now because we wanted it to look as fresh and pretty as possible.
And clearly the universe wanted us to wait until now, too. Because the mulch was dirt cheap and the weather in unseasonably cool. (Hey. Remember last year when it was so hot we thought we were going to die and I said we would never mulch again?) So we didn’t yell at each other once during the mulching process. Which is a win in Woodward-land.
So, here’s how it turned out …
I can scarcely believe that every single plant in this yard (save for the trees) were planted by Ryan and I. And almost all of them were transplants from friends or our past house. That’s landscaping on a budget, if you ask me.
The side of the house looks so much better this year. Ryan spent tons of time this spring trying to get the grass to finally grow, and his hard work paid off. We have a green yard.
When we mulched this year, we changed from darker hardwood mulch back to cypress mulch. Because it disguises any leaves better and was so much cheaper.
My irises look a little sad because I split them up and moved them around. But I’m giving them a break because moving is stressful.
Say what you will about mulch. (Does anyone actually say what they will about mulch?) But it makes the yard look dang good. (Check out Ryan’s boots I forgot to move for the photo. It’s practically styled.)
We bought a full pallet of 80 bags. Most people would get a truck-load at that point, but we find the bags are easier to handle and the price was actually right in line with buying it by the ton. I badly need to paint these chairs, but it’s still a cute little fire pit area.
I’m so happy with how the yard has come together over four years and for very little money. When we purchased the property, there was no grass and no landscaping (besides two horrible bushes in the front).
And now, it’s looking loved. I think we’re just about ready to sell this house. At least from the outside. (And now that I’m seeing the photos, I need to take a can of spray paint to that light out front.)
People would be crazy to pass this house up? Right?