I have been so busy the past couple of weeks packing up my oldest daughter for her move to California that I didn't have a chance to show you what we did in our yard. It was time to spread some new mulch, especially because we will be having a high school graduation party for my youngest daughter in a few weeks.
We're not getting any younger, and our yard just started to seem overwhelming with two long paths that connected and went all the way down to the creek. Too much to take care of.
Y'all know I'm 51, right?
Here's a kind of before photo. As you can see, the big oak tree that needed to come down because it was dying is already cut down and the playhouse has been moved up. It used to be back by the tree.
These photos are all before we spread 15 yards of mulch.
We really needed new mulch...you can barely tell the difference between the cypress chips on the path(where there aren't any plants) and the beds. To save some work, I got rid of the path and planted some more liriope there.
This is what only 3 yards looks like. Multiply that by 5!
Here are the after photos... The following three photos were taken from our deck. We have a basement, so the deck is on the main floor of the house, but one story up from the yard.
For those of you who read my last post...as I write this, my husband and daughter have made it into California, had their double-doubles at In-n-Out burger and should arrive at my sisters house in a few hours. They incurred two days of detours...on Friday the floods between Memphis and Little Rock shut down I 40. Yesterday, brush fires shut down I 40 in New Mexico Nothing yet today, but you never know.
A big thank you to Backdoor Blessings for giving me a heads up regarding the detour on Friday. They were able to go around it and your comment probably saved them about 2 hours.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother's Day!!!
Update: The travelers have arrived at their destination: 5 pm Pacific time (9 pm Eastern)