Mulch Around Trees

Mulch Around Trees

I used grass clippings to mulch around trees last time I mowed.  I noticed it is working, so this time I mulched a few more trees.  I have no shortage of grass clippings.

Last time for mulch around trees we used wood chips.  It was expensive and we have a LOT of trees.  Grass clippings, if it keeps working fine, will save us a few hundred dollars a year.

We are behind with the rainfall this year.  Our grass is getting dried.  They aren’t calling it a drought, but a rainfall shortage.  They said we’re about 3″ behind normal.  (Normal is about 4″ a month.)  The nice part about dry grass is it doesn’t clog the catcher’s shute.  This makes it faster to mow the lawn!


There are a lot of photos to upload to Create.lds.com.  I spent the rest of the day working on uploading.  After uploading a batch, I have to give them a description and search words.  It is a time consuming process.

I realize some of these pictures are difficult to tell where they were taken.  It is a good thing they have time-stamps in the file.  By sorting by that I can tell where they were based on what comes before and after.

 

Mowing the Lawn and Rocks

The last time I mowed the lawn I hit a rock and it ended up costing me several hours and $70. This time, I was more cautious about the rocks and Elizabethe helped by going out scouting for rocks before I got there with the tractor.

The grass was so thick I was emptying the catcher bins quite often. It took me about 5 hours to get through the project. The mountains of grass clippings will be used to mulch the garden and areas where we don’t want weeds.

Our weekend guests left today. It was fun seeing the children of this family enjoy our yard. Right before they left, the Porters from Jamestown stopped by to say their goodbyes before they move to Indiana. Their kids too enjoy our yard and it was fun watching them play hide-n-seek in the secret garden area.

After I got cleaned up from mowing, Elizabethe and I did a little trip to Newark for my Route 31 book. We stopped at one place, but the smell was so bad we didn’t even enter the restaurant. (I wonder how food establishments put up with bad smells coming from their restaurant.) So, we stopped at Bee Tee’s. It was great, and they will be reviewed in my Get It Done On 31 ™ book.

I’m feeling overwhelmed again. I realize I have too many open projects right now. But, I’m learning how to manage a full-time business. It isn’t easy, and I keep reminding myself it will be worth it.