Spring labor and Mulch season
The season of mulch has arrived with the news of spring. Around this time of the year, I often see my neighbors piling up mulch on their driveways, scooping shovels, and working hard on their flower beds. Of course, gardeners and landscapers come and lay them out. But we've been installing mulch ourselves for years. It's hard work, but it doesn't need high level skill. Still, it's very difficult to put together. Experts install the flower bed perfectly and neatly by precisely aligning the line of the flower bed.
Mulch is the soil that appears black through the tulips. Mulch is available in black, brown and red colors.
Mulch is most commonly made of tree bark, wood chips, pine straw, moss, grass clippings, or leaves.
Mulch is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, prevent frost heaving in winter, and make the garden bed look more attractive. Organic mulches also help improve the soil's structure, drainage, and nutrient-holding capacity as they decompose.
We didn't know about this important mulch when we first came to the US to start gardening. I finally found out when a neighbor informed me.
Today was a good day for flower viewing. The temperature was warm and the wind was not strong. It was a perfect spring day with beautiful sunshine. But we had to work hard to lay the mulch. It is also an annual event. My daughter sometimes helps me with her little hands. Then she made her own garden and played there. When the time comes, I'll help her create a garden.
I stumbled across a site on the internet that did art with mulch.
It's interesting to try so many different things with mulch.
Myungja Anna Koh