It may be a holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around! Yesterday, we took down yet another dead tree. This time, it was the Pear tree. My dad cut it down and today, my father in law brought over his chipper. Who knew party-planning involved so much yard work? While the hubs took to sanding our deck and chipping branches, I tried to improve our curb appeal. I went to the local green house and bought the first round of plants.
I got some yellow/white mums.
A couple of potted pansies as centerpieces and two pretty things. I have no idea what they are called, but they look cool and the tag said they were hardy. I was sold.
The chipped pear tree will not go to waste, I’ve been using it to mulch the bed in front of the fence. We got shrubs from Costco and I picked up some pansies to put in between them. The shrubs will grow 4 to 5 feet wide, so It will be nice once it grows in.
Here it is, half way through the mulching process:
I haven’t even gotten into all the leaves we’re stilling bagging. I rake them out from under the deck and more appear. If I go missing, the leaf monster got me!