Sunday, March 24, 2013

The yard is ready for spring snow

Winter is behind us and Spring is poking through.  Although the only bulbs blooming so far are the crocus, there is evidence of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths rising from their slumber in every garden bed.
This past week there were a few days of wonderful early summer weather, with temperatures in the 60's and 70's.  Without missing a beat, we took advantage of the warmer weather and cleaned up the remainder of the planters, then created an additional 70 square feet of growing space, by enlarging a couple of beds, and adding a new one(ie: removing sodded areas). 
Aside from enriching the existing planters, the expansion made it necessary to get 2 1/2 yards of a compost soil blend and 3 yards of organic mulch; we are talking 5 loads in the truck.
These tulips won't be affected by the fresh layer of snow that is about to cover them. 
Looks like we got it all done just in time.

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