That pretty much sums it up. Pine bark, not straw, if you were wondering.
I went to Target the other night in search of a solar-powered low-voltage outdoor lighting set. But not just any solar-powered low-voltage outdoor lighting set, an ON SALE solar-powered low-voltage lighting set. I couldn’t find it. I was very successful in locating $83 dollars worth of other products, including, but not limited to, this. I couldn’t wait to fire that bad Larry up this weekend for at least 3 reasons: 1) it promised to make my plants twice as big 2) I am very impatient and 3) my mom scared me into thinking I had doomed my freshly planted mailbox neighbors by using something other than Scotts brand topsoil.
So, I got up early this morning and donned my yarding garb and went outside to play in the dirt. That’s when I found out it was FREAKING COLD OUT. I fed the plants and then ran back inside to my warm kitchen to cut up strawberries and marinate some ribs.
Later, when the sun made it round to the front of the house, I ventured back out to work on the mulch. So now there is mulch to hold in all that yummy plant food they got this morning. I expect to have some ferocious vegitation in the coming days.