Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cool Weather Inspiration

Now that our high temperatures are in the 70's I have been inspired to start a few projects in the yard that require some sweat and muscle.

Today my husband bought me 1 yard of mulch for my woodland gardens and....

(yes, that is my side yard between me and the next door neighbor)

1 ton of Oklahoma river rock for the paths that run through the woodland gardens.  It doesn't look like there is much rock until you start shoveling and moving it around with the wheel barrow.  And I moved it all by myself. 

I have had playground mulch in this path for the last 3 years.  It had basically decomposed and I wanted a permanent solution.  I was told that 1 ton of river rock layed 2 inches deep would cover about 100 square feet.  I think I covered about 120 square feet.  The picture does not show the remaining 800 square feet I have to cover.  Over the next few months I will be moving about 8 more tons.

I was able to put down a little of the new mulch.  This is Golden Tansy that I planted in September.  The ugly plant in the center is a Disciple plant that is a pass-a-long plant from my mother-in-law.  I also planted it in September. 

Until next time,


Jackie said...

It looks just beautiful!

Northern Shade said...

It feels so good after you get a big job like that finished. That's a good workout.

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

I love to see other gardeners with ambitious projects. It gives me hope that perhaps I am not completely crazy to be contemplating the same thing myself. I am contemplating replacing a grass path with stone.
And a warm welcome to Blotanical, I hope you have a lot of fun with it.