Spring has sprung, so on Sunday, I prepped my flower and vegetable garden beds. With the weather so nice, my kids wanted to play outside, so I decided to hit the garden store in the morning, so I could work on the gardens while they played.
The first thing I did was add mulch to our front flower bed. We already have a few blooms coming up for spring – in that garden bed we have tulips, daffodils and hyacinths – and I want to keep the weeds down once the flowers start flowering.
I bought two bags of mulch, but it wasn’t enough to cover the garden bed, so I’ll be back to the garden store to get more mulch today. (Those bags are heavy – I can already feel my back hurting.) I don’t want to have to make another trip to the store tomorrow, so I hope to correctly calculate how much additional mulch I’ll need today.
I checked out the mulch calculator at www.gardenplace.com. According to the mulch calculator, I need one more 3-cubic-foot bag of mulch to cover my approximately 50-square-foot front garden bed with 2 inches of mulch.
I also started working on my new raised garden bed from Eartheasy.com on Sunday. I didn’t get too far with that project (beyond assembling the garden frame, which took all of 10 minutes), however, so I’ll update you on that project later this week.