April 30, 2010

What A Little Mulch Can Do

We’ve recently started getting our patio in shape for summer.  The planter beds we have on each side of the patio were filled with weeds and various debris that collected throughout the winter, so we spent a few hours on a sunny Saturday weeding.

After the area was weeded, the planters still didn’t look clean and finished.  So we add some mulch.  Since our patio wasn’t finished until the end of last summer, this is the first time we’ve been able to mulch.  And check out the difference a little mulch can make!

The bland before:flower_beds

spring gardening

And the mulched and refreshed after!

mulch garden

With 2-3 bags of mulch, we were able to quickly and cheaply make the patio look cleaner and more refined:

mulch planters

Of course, there is still a lot of flowers we need to plant and work to be done in the yard, but adding mulch was a quick start!  Have you added mulch to your yard?  Any tips to quickly and cheaply revitalize the look of your outdoor spaces?

1 comment:

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love mulch. It makes such a difference.