Friday, April 13, 2012

Mulch And More

My wonderful husband and I have had today on the calendar as a vacation day from our places of employment for quite some time.  I have no trouble planning a vacation day and figuring out what to do with it when the day arrives.

On this Friday, we...slept in...had a leisurely bike ride...enjoyed lunch at a new to us diner...visited with a friend we haven't seen in awhile...and got mulch.

Our city has a free mulch pile.  Much like the free compost I've posted about, this is a you load, you haul operation.  The city chips tree limbs into the pile and so do commercial tree trimmers.  Plus, after Christmas, a local utility company encourages citizens to drop off their real Christmas trees for addition to the mulch pile.  I try to find areas in the pile with the chipped Christmas trees.

We filled the eight foot bed of our pickup to the brim with mulch and put every bit of it in the garden.  Don't these paths look good with fresh mulch?

We need a little more, but that will be for another day.

Time to rest for the whole weekend is ahead of us still and we have plans!!!

Have a great weekend.


  1. So happy you and your husband enjoyed a day off from work together! Lunch, bike ride and visit with a friend sounds great to me. The fresh mulch on the path looks nice and I imagine it smells wonderful, too. Whatever your plans, hope you enjoy and have great weather.

  2. Hi There, That is neat to have free mulch available for you...

    Sounds like you all had a nice day together... When you all retire (like us), you can enjoy every day like that....

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Sounds like a really lovely way to spend the day off, and a bonus with the free mulch, it looks great on the garden.
    Over here in the UK, as usual, we just get stung for every penny we earn, and nothings for free. All green waste from private and commercial sources goes to the central recycler, in this case Eco Composting, where we not only have to pay a large fee to dump it, but also pay to buy it back again as compost or wood chip. I think I may move to the states!

  4. It's always great to have a day with your hubby to do leisurely things.

    Getting free mulch is a wonderful thing for your gardens and it does look nice.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  5. Thank you so much for you comment on my blog. Yes, Carrel's roses catches the eye from Trotter street, when they drive down by his house then they see mine. UPS delived us some more flowers yesterday and said our yards were the prettiest on her round. People do not take time to grow flowers any more. When I was a child almost everyone had flowers in their yard. My grandmother poured her dish water in a bucket and watered her's in the evening. Norunning water back then. Love your tulips. I root more flowers also, the ones that will root. When I go out in the morning I carry a big glass of water and pour it on the ones I want to root.

  6. By the way the path looks nice, with the mulch. We use to ride bikes when my children were at home. We all had bikes.

  7. What a great idea to plan a stay-at-home vacation day together! It sounds like it was a relaxing and very enjoyable day. (And the mulch looks great!)

  8. The garden always looks so nice after it has been mulched and made all neat. Your beds look so nice. I am glad my mulching is finished now too.

  9. They do look great. Don't you just feel wonderful after getting the hard work done now? Enjoy your weekend.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  10. What a great resource right in your own neighborhood!! Though it gets expensive to buy. .it earns it's weight in gold for the trouble it saves down the road!! Lucky you!

  11. Isn't free mulch wonderful? We have it too and I don't know what I'd do without it.

  12. Free mulch is such a gift! We have it available here too - wish we had free compost, though! Your paths do indeed look great. It's amazing how quickly it gets used up and how much it takes to fill an area in. Good thing you have a pick up truck!


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