Every year I forget to fertilize until after I spread mulch, and then I have to move the mulch out of the way around every single plant, sprinkle fertilizer, then cover it back again. At this point we probably have 100 plants, and the thought of fertilizing that way makes me want to cry.
This year I did not repeat that mistake. I spent this morning fertilizing all the beds, and I was just putting the bag away when the first load of mulch arrived. I also edged the back bed, divided the hostas, planted a vervain, and stopped to admire our rhodedendrons and the violets that pop up out back every spring.
Once the mulch arrived, I procrastinated by eating a snack. It’s a lot of mulch.
After spreading 10 wheelbarrows full, it doesn’t look like I’ve done a thing.
Good thing I’m taking the whole week off to do this 😬.