Yesterday Matty and I did a little backyard project to freshen things up a bit. I didn’t have my phone on me so I left Matty in charge of the “before” picture. #lessonlearned
We had our deck built two years ago, and ever since then this patch of grass in the corner never grew well. There’s also a long strip in front of the deck that didn’t look good either. A few weeks ago Matty sprayed grass killer on them and dug that trench that you see to create a border. We’ve stared at the trench and the dead grass for a few weeks while waiting for the weather to warm up enough to do our project . . . and yesterday was the day!
We bought hostas and Sunpatiens, which are impatiens bred to do well in the sun. I planted some last year in this back area and they did really well. I also bought a flat of Begonias to plant along the side of our house. After a lot of work, we were so happy with the result!
Everything to the left of the AC unit was already there, we just freshened it up with mulch and plants. Everything to the right and in front of the deck is new.
All told, that’s THIRTY bags of mulch that we spread. Matty actually had quite a few meetings yesterday, so we worked in between them as best we could. Once everything was planted, he suggested I go to Walmart to buy 30 bags of mulch while he took his afternoon meetings. Ok, Matty Boy, no problem . . . or so I thought!
The cashier told me that they didn’t have anyone working in the garden center to load the bags for me. I figured it wasn’t a problem because they aren’t that big or heavy, right? Wrong. So wrong. They are big. They are heavy.
This is the picture I sent Matty after I had loaded 16 bags. I drive a Yukon. . . I thought you could fit anything in it. Apparently it’s not meant for 30 bags of mulch. After this picture I closed the back door so nothing would fall out and then started shoving them into the back from the middle row.
Around 22 bags I was getting tired, worried I wouldn’t make them fit, and was also running out of time because I had to pick Lucy up from school. In a moment of pure genius, I called my neighbor (whose son is in class with Lucy) and asked her to pick up Lulu. Problem solved . . . that freed up the middle row of seats and I got the last eight bags in. Barely.
Here I am . . . finally ready to drive home! Can you spot the carseats buried in bags of mulch? Lucy literally would have had no place to sit!
They started slipping a bit once we opened the rear door . . . but Matty and I were both very proud of me! haha
And today we tackle the front yard!
Our sweet Lucy Belle turns SIX on Saturday! I’m not sure how that’s even possible. We’ll be celebrating our girl all weekend long so be sure to check back next week to see alllll the pictures!