Monday, March 26, 2012

Plants and mulch

So here's what we started with:

Then, we tore some rose bushes out and got to this: 

Most recently, we tilled up the dead and live grass and tore out some more random plants as well as the tree stump: 

This weekend it was supposed to rain like crazy, so didn't think any progress would be made. But after seeing that perhaps it wasn't going to rain, Rachel and I bundled up Adeline and made a trip to Home Depot and bought this: 

We wanted drought tolerant/low water plants. Unfortunately, somehow we missed that the Variegated Acorus "likes damp to wet soil". So I guess we'll see how long it lasts before dying and then being replaced with something less thirsty. 

We ended up with this: 

We still need to put some sort of rock/brick border between our lot and the neighbors as well as add a path that goes to the backyard. But it's getting there!

Total investment so far: $215

1 comment:

  1. We just realized that one of our plants is actually a pond plant...meaning? It needs to be wet all the time. The plan is to dig them up and hopefully return them to HD for a drought resistant one.