|Phase 1 of The Stabilization Project|
|Phase 2 with tub and ferns added|
|English Ivy, up close and personal|
|A fern I have tried desperately to kill (not on purpose) but continues to live|
So while we were mulching, I was thinking about ways to prevent the mulch from getting washed away.
Last year when we went to pick up the boys Craigslist playground, Country Bloke noticed a huge pile of nice looking rocks in the person's backyard. He allowed us to take them (for a very small fee of course) so we've had the huge pile of rocks in the backyard next to the wood chip pile.
So I thought why don't I use them to help stabilize the soil? Ding, ding, ding!! (When I have a good idea, Country Bloke says I'm having a "tink". Its a word from an Australian children's book series called Bottersnikes and Gumbles. Look it up. They are the cutest books!)
After mulching was complete, we stacked the rocks in along the wall as you can see in the Phase 1 picture. I put an old galvanized tub in the corner to catch some of the rain water but it still looked sort of lifeless to me. So I went to the local nursery and picked out two Ostrich Ferns to complete Phase 2 of the project.
|Pretty Little Fern|
I'm pretty pleased with the outcome so far but I think I might go get one more fern...
Have a lovely day!
City Girl :-)