Today Is mulch day. I like to mulch my flower beds. Mulch helps to keep down the weeds and hold in the moisture and it looks good.
I had 4 yards of mulch delivered yesterday for the back yard. A yard of mulch is one cubic yard 3’x3’x3′. Most big box stores sell mulch in 2 cubic foot bags so a yard of mulch is 13.5 bags, so I got 52 bags worth.
I am using Red Pine bark mulch. It is much more finely ground than hardwood, and I like the look better. I also like it better because it decomposes more rapidly and works to add organic matter to the soil. It is also acidic and the soil in my area is alkaline and I am always happy to lower the pH. I would like it to be about 6.8 but it always seems to get up to 7.5 or more.
I got the back yard finished and here is the leftover pile that will be used up in the front yard.
Here are some pictures of the garden (click to enlarge)
Something Quilts next time