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Monday, March 17, 2014

Girl, look at that bed

The past couple of weekends, Hunter and I have yanked and pulled and dug out our front bed. With the harsh winter we had, I just didn't even bother trying to resurrect my front bed until now. Yes, all you Northerners laugh.... Our winter doesn't compare to what ya'll have experienced- thank God. But for Florida, this was a harsh winter for us.
Now that we have stripped the beds with as many weeds as possible, and pulled out the awful "big bush" as I like to call it, we're trying to figure out what to do next.
Okay, side note- I had been sweating and yelling at little itty bitty weeds for being a pain in the rear to get out of the ground. I was telling Hunter how I wanted to cut the "big bush" back because it's so annoying and in the way. Well big boy steps up and yanks "big bush" straight out of the ground without breaking a sweat. Roots and all. God bless that man.
If I had a picture to show ya'll what "big bush" looked like, I would absolutely share it. However, I turned my back for 1 day and somebody felt like they wanted "big bush" and took him from my yard... Weird folks in this world I tell ya.
Now that I've got that story out of the way... What should we do?! I need suggestions on a couple of things:
  • Mulch, pinestraw, or rocks?
    • I've done mulch in the past and it worked fine. I just don't know if I want to change it up.
  • What should we line the beds with? Bricks? Wood?
  • Does that black stuff really work in keeping weeds out? I know I'm vague by saying that "black stuff" but I really have no idea what it's called. Weed keeper-outer?!

So as you can see, we've got most of the hard work done. Now it's just putting the final touches on the bed to make it look purrddy purddyy.... Pretty pretty for you people that can't speak south. Duh...

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  1. Not sure if you've gotten to work yet on your front beds since this post, but we've had really good success with the weed blocker! In our front beds we have weed blocker, dark brown bark, and red scalloped bricks lining the edges. It keeps the mulch in and looks pretty fabulous if you ask me! Can't wait to see what you guys do! Loving your blog by the way, finally catching up!

    1. We actually haven't started (due to weather) but hoping to this weekend. That sounds awesome! And that's actually a look I'm thinking of doing- great minds think alike lol! Thank you so much for the kind words! And thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world :)