a little back yard project

The back yard had three small beds on the south side. I decided to consolidate. First I re-arranged the rocks to make one continuous wall, then I brought in some old horse manure, and last planted and added a layer of wood shavings mulch from the stables. Here’s the before and after:late May 002late May 005late May 010late May 024late May 026These last few days have been too hot to do much, but in the early cooler mornings I managed top lay down some hay mulch and move those bossy ferns. Here is the new fern patch: late May 038and here are some areas mulched with hay. It’s looking to be a dry summer so mulch is critical if I don’t want to stand around holding a watering hose.

mulched under the apple tree

mulched under the apple tree

happy mulched hosta bed

happy mulched hosta bed

obligatory cat picture:late May 021and a barn swallow nest over the door!late May 036Here’s a zoom shot, with the bird looking back at me suspiciously!late May 035

One thought on “a little back yard project

  1. And then there’s the kitty in the picture too! Probably looking at that Barn Swallow too. Be well Anne.

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