Step one: Have my son mow the overgrown grass underneath the cardboard. If I were really particular, I would have dug it up, and leveled it all out. But, I'm not.
|Can you believe the weeds in the iris bed?|
Step three: Place the scalloped tree ring edging (I placed them on cardboard, which I then cut to fit). I will align these better when I add the soil, right now they are not quite round!
|The triangular space in the center will make a perfect spot for a container grown perennial butterfly plant.|
So, my step four was to try out some mulch for the path. I had been to Lowe's again to check out the broken bags, and hit pay dirt (I guess the pun is intended!) with 50% off bark mulch that was already on sale! $1.00 a bag! I wish it were a bit more barky than mulchy, it looks like compost. I thought pea gravel would be nice, but if it leaves the path that would cause problems for the lawn mower.
It may be a while before I get out there again; the weather took a turn for the worse today. Very, very windy and cold.