There will be lots of perennials to plant in the spring,
but the front beds are all finished for this winter.
There's been no rain and the rocky soil doesn't hold moisture well
so we're watering every few days….
that should be a bundle of fun when the temperatures drop this week!
Walter and Matt worked hard on trying to get the trashy rocky clay
that had been compacted and treated as a dumping ground during construction
to be at least a little more friable.
I'd expected the soil to be bad,
but it was much worse than I could have imagined.
|Under the mulch, it was a mess…..|
|Ready to plant…. yes there are still no curtains!|
They planted the trees and we tackled the shrubs.
Even after all of the soil amending,
we found ourselves using a pry bar and pick to get through the rock in some places.
Grow, grow, grow!!!
Or at least don't die!