Thursday, May 17, 2012


Oooh.....yesterday was mulch day.

Yeah, it's a day.

Once a year, we have the undocumented workers lawn maintenance folks come with a dump truck and bring a few yards of mulch to fill in the beds and make them look grand.............which lasts about two weeks.

Just as the smell of outhouse is wearing off, then the dark brown starts to bleach in the sun making the mulch look like dirt.

In my mind, there has to be some better way to make this look better year-round.  Or at least summer-round.

It seems the mulch in other people's yard is a really putrid smell. Like blood mixed in diarrhea smell, after sitting out in the hot sun for 9 hours.

I didn't even hear the workers arrive, but with the windows shut, the odor started to seep in.

I knew we were getting mulch, but I was hoping it wasn't going to be the kind that made you hold your breath like you were riding your bike past a sewage treatment center. Seriously, why so many bike paths take you past those?

But it is purdy. They did a nice job.

Yes, we still are working on fixing patches in the lawn, but it is getting better.  Anyways, you're supposed to be looking at the beds, not the lawn. 

And if you take a look at the lower part of this picture, you'll see the nice deep tire track the workers left in our yard.  I'm assuming 710 will have them coming back to repair that. 

Song by:  Depeche Mode


BosGuy said...

Definitely looks quite nice, but after growing up in the 'burbs, I can honestly say I never feel the urge to do yard work again. I LOVE my condo fee if only because it means I'll never have to tend a lawn, shovel a pathway or pull up a dead plant or tree.

Erik Rubright said...

Want mulch you don't have to redo every year, and that stays that nice dark color?

Recycled rubber mulch. Seriosly.

It's the shit. Or lack of it.

We use it here at the home. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

Wonder Man said...

very nice