Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Backyard Update

If you remember, the last time we discussed this subject, my backyard looked like this:

I worked my tail off out there this weekend.  The weather was perfect!  Sunny and mild but not too hot.  I got a lot accomplished.  I just keep telling myself that because there's still sooooooooo much to do and I don't want to get discouraged.  

Here's how it's looking this morning:

This is the right side of the yard.  I have added some hostas and some pretty ferns
that I divided from existing plants I found underneath the weeds. 

I marked off the compost area.  Jay is going to build a little compost cover to hide
the unsightliness.  There are more hostas and ferns there and some lungwort.  

More lungwort and some rhubarb.  Also bachelor's button, which I adore. 

I am loving the yard of dark mulch I spread out over the gardens I have finished.  I am really hoping this will help with the weed problem.

Obviously, the edging still needs to be done.  We haven't decided whether we are going to remove the pavers entirely or just dig them down properly.

But it's progress, and I actually enjoyed working on it.  Go figure!

xo Meg


  1. That's a lot of heavy lifting girl! Great job!!

  2. You're back yard is coming a long beautifully Meg. I used black mulch in our beds this year too. I think it looks really clean and fresh.