Sunday, May 22, 2016

2016 Outdoor Updates: Part 2 (Landscape Fabric)

In April, Tal pulled out the dead, dying, and hateful bushes and trees on the left side of our house:

Over the last 6 weeks, he has worked hard to dig up the 10 stumps. He also removed some debris and cleaned up the area to prepare the soil for our new shrubs:

Last week, Tal laid landscape fabric for weed control:

Over the next week or so, Tal is going to dig the holes and plant the 10 low-maintenance bushes (boxwoods, compact holly bushes, and little giant arborvitae) that we bought today at Lowe's. All of the bushes will grow to be 3-4 feet tall and be easy for Tal to maintain without using a ladder or hiring a professional landscaping crew. Many of our previous bushes were sharp and prickly, but our new bushes are soft and kid-friendly. After Tal plants the bushes, he is going to spread a couple truckloads of mulch, as well as install a landscape border to contain the mulch. Stay tuned!

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