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Well, it wasn’t quite as hot as last weekend but it was close. Saturday morning I spread out the 40 bags of black mulch that I had ordered from Home Depot the week before. They didn’t quite cover the entire area so I had to go back and pick up 10 more bags at regular price. Man! Is that stuff expensive!

We only used 5 of those so the total to cover my newly made bed: 65.

Time to create said bed: 2 full days.

Personal satisfaction: Priceless.

I’m not sure of the total cost, but it was a lot more than what I thought it would be. Mainly due to the amount of mulch and the landscaping fabric. The fabric, while expensive, is the absolute key ingredient in creating a weed/grass free bed. I likened it to yeast in a cake until [livejournal.com profile] cellymcfae ruefully reminded me that you don’t use yeast in cakes.

This is why I tend to work in the yard and stay out of the kitchen.



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Date: 2011-06-06 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] queenmaggie.livejournal.com
To keep other areas weed free (without the landscape fabric) there's a great product on the market called "Preen" and several other similar organic products based on corn meal residue (see GardensAlive! "W.O.W.") They prevent seeds from creating feeder roots, so the weeds can't get started. You can't use them in a place where you're using seeds to start plants, but once the plantings have been established, they keep down the need for either weeding or extreme poisons like round up. I used W.O.W. successfully on my lawns for years in MD

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Date: 2011-06-06 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reggiemental.livejournal.com
Looks great!!!!!!!!

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Date: 2011-06-06 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blushing-grace.livejournal.com
Looks good!

Like yeast in a loaf of bread perhaps?

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Date: 2011-06-06 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] macdobhran.livejournal.com
That's what I was thinking but I couldn't think of the word "bread" at the time. :D

I haz teh smirt.

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Date: 2011-06-06 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sweetpea86.livejournal.com
It looks fabulous!!
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