Yep, that's a pitch fork in there and oh yeah, it was a mess. You know what, after two trips I was able to re-mulch my backyard for no cost to me (except a little gas-but I was in the area both times). I put in a little sweat equity also if that counts. If we do one more load either from my friend or the local "dump" I can fill in my front yard, too. Here are just a few photos of my beautiful and not yet brown flowers.
Thankfully it takes a lot to kill a Hosta.
Excuse the sad looking Hosta, I had just split a ginormous one and this is a split one. It hasn't had time to revive itself yet.
My raspberry bushes that we planted last year. We need to fence them in yet...slowly. Ignore the patchy grass we're working on it. This wet spring and a wild dog does not do wonders for the lawn.
I still need to do a little work in here. Believe me it's much better than the hot mess it was.
This has nothing to do with my mulch but if you can see past the brown leaves, you see a red juicy strawberry starting to ripen! Yeah, I might produce some food this year. See my thumb must be getting greener. Come on, just ignore the brown leaves.
So really, what is the moral of the story? If you're out looking for a new vehicle, get a van. It will transform your life. It might even make your thumb green...which if it literally does, you'll want to seek medical attention because that's not right.