I hate to mow. Hate hate hate it. By extension, I’ve never been a fan of grassy yards – which might explain why I don’t like golf.
Imagine my excitement when I reached Colorado and discovered xeriscaping, the low- or zero-water landscaping solution. You can sit on the couch all day watching movies while actively conserving natural resources. How cool is that?
Mulch seemed like the perfect option for the entirety of my large, overgrown lawn: 20 sq. yards of it, after an initial blast of weed-killer.
It looked great at first. Then down came the rains and the dog…
The side yard BEFORE, after a little de-weeding:
Some more tidying, with a few new plants and border constructed of stone blocks I found scattered around the property:
Since the word “DONE” does not exist in landscaping lexicons, AFTER:
And then, that night and every night since (you can’t see the raccoon family in the tree in this photo, but trust me they’re there) :
And MORE AFTER (now):
I’m thinking rocks/stone might be the way to go.