My first “catch up” project is done. I was out at the crack of dawn yesterday to get this done! By 2pm it was 96* with a heat index of 114*!! (According to www.wunderground.com which has been pretty accurate for our area.)
Dad and Mom weeded it for me. The grass piles in the driveway looked like a hay bale had broken there!
Remember what it looked like before?
First I put down some Miracle Grow fertilizer pellets then I laid down a layer of good quality weed cloth over the whole bed. Getting it tucked in around the stickery roses was not fun!
That was followed with a thick layer (12 bags) of red mulch. I think the red mulch looks really nice against the dark leaves of the roses.
New rule in this household: NO mulch goes down without having weed cloth under it!!!
As I mentioned earlier, the cannas will be staying there until it gets cool enough to move them safely. I’ve got an area I want to put them, plus my Mom wants a few for one of her planting beds. Once I get them out I’ll put about 4 more roses in where they were.
Oh… those rocks sitting on the ties will go bye-bye when I get my wheelbarrow tire aired up.