On Saturday we were in the garden placing and leveling the raised beds, filling them with soil and spreading mulch from 9am to 7pm. It was a long day and hard work but we got it all done in one day which was exciting.
The raised beds filled and mulched. We intended on only mulching a 2 foot border around all of the beds so as not to need to mow around them. But once we mulched the garden and all of the landscaping on the property we still had plenty of mulch and decided to make the garden free of any mowing. I have to admit that the leaves are driving me crazy and I resisted the urge to go pick them up off my fresh mulch one by one. However many of our neighbors haven't finished their Spring cleanup and so new leaves would just blow right back on.