Friday, September 7, 2007

Mulchin it up

In preparation of placing our home on the market we have been cleaning up outside and making things look nice and pretty. Can I just say that I don't ever want to see another sliver of mulch again?

We had 5 yards of hardwood mulch delivered to our house so that we could spruce up the flower beds and all that good stuff. For those of us, myself included, that have a hard time visualizing what that's a lot. It is like one side of a 2 car driveway...piled about as high as a 1 yr old.

Me and my trusty shovel and wheelbarrow then proceeded to take load after load all over the yard and spread it out in the appropriate places. It was really hot out. I sweated. (Is that a word?) Towards the end of the pile I had to call in the troops. Kids had to come out and spread the mulch so I could then move it much faster.

I have to say that it does look tons better. Does it look good enuf to reel in a buyer? Heck yeah. Will it happen? I dunno. And I am glad that we have a landscape recycling center near our home so that we could utilize recycled products. It always makes me sleep a little better at night knowing that I have made a green choice.


Leeanthro said...

A thick layer of fresh mulch always tells me that that the homeowner cares! Curb appeal, baby!

I get a truckload of mulch every spring. I love the landscape recycling center!!

frugalmom said...

Leeanthro: We do that in the spring, too. It just always looks so faded by this time of the year so we thought it would be best to spruce it up! I love the recycle place, too. We use it all the time.

boogiemum said...

We need to re-mulch right now too. I am refusing to go out and do it until it cools down some here to at least 83 or so.

I will be crossing my fingers for you to sell your house!

Henny Penny said...

Good luck! I linked to this post in my weekly central Illinois round-up.

frugalmom said...

boogiemum: Thanks for the good luck wishes. And I don't blame you at all for not wanting to be out in the heat.

Henny Penny: Thanks, for the link and the luck!

bliss said...

think positive mom: we have "built" it, they will come. and one of them will buy it at our asking price.

now type that up, print out several and put them up all around the house. everyone will read it every day and very soon, the house will be sold! '-)