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Mulching 2011

Last Updated: 6/7/12

Date What was mulched How many loads of mulch Mulch source Weather How long it took
4/7/11 Big pond from overflow to just past the azalea 12 ft3 1 bag from 2010, 5 new bags 62 degrees F, nice 3 hours
4/10/11 11 cages out front - Colorado blue spruce, maple, butterfly bush, beech, butterfly bush, Kwanzan cherry, perennial (wild phlox), flowering almond, crepe myrtle, red bud, and service berry 6 ft3 3 bags 64 degrees F, cloudy, nice 1 hour, 5 minutes
4/20/11 Big pond from just past the azalea to the outlet 10 ft3 5 bags 70 to 82 degrees F, partly cloudy, hot and humid but nice 3.5 hours
4/27/11 21 cages out front - yellow rain tree, mostly dead rhododendron, pawpaw, turtle head and milkweed, crabapple, presumed-dead willow, butterfly bush, blackberry, wild plum, two pawpaws, rose of Sharon, purple smoke tree, two raspberries, other wild plum, apple, weigela, Washington hawthorne, pear, and Bradford pear 12 ft3 6 bags 78 to 80 degrees F, cloudy, 100% humidity 2.5 hours
5/11/11 Big pond from the outlet to the walkway on the northwest side 8 ft3 4 bags 70 degrees F, sunny, nice but actually getting too hot in the sun 3.5 hours
5/15/11 1 cage out back - hydrangea 2 ft3 1 bag 75 degrees F, 100% humidity 30 minutes
5/15/11 7 cages out front - double yellow Japanese rose, gum tree, azalea, ornamental plum, rosy summersweet, hardy fig tree, rose 4 ft3 2 bags 75 degrees F, 100% humidity 1 hour
5/31/11 White butterfly bush Unknown Part of a bag 78 degrees F, 100% humidity 10 minutes
5/31/11 8 cages in the tree garden - holly, pawpaw, white pine, holly, mimosa, rose of Sharon, weigela, and Bradford pear 4 ft3 2 bags 78 degrees F up to 82 degrees F, 100% humidity 1 hour
5/31/11 10 cages out front - lilac, persimmon, crab apple, red currant, blueberry, red currant, yellow rain tree, horse chestnut (buckeye?), spirea, and royal paulownia 6 ft3 3 bags 82 degrees F up to 88 degrees F, 100% humidity 1 hour, 30 minutes
7/4/11 Big pond on the west side (patchy) 2 ft3 1 bag 85 degrees F, sunny 0.5 hours
7/4/11 14 cages out back - 2 elderberries, horse chestnut (buckeye?), butterfly bush, variegated willow, mulberry, variegated forsythia, huge Leyland cypress, crabapple, kwanzan cherry, fringe tree, mom's shrub in front of the dead mimosa, perennial by the dead mimosa, and sour cherry 10 ft3 5 bags 88 degrees F, 100% humidity 2 hours, 30 minutes
7/14/11 9 cages out back - red cedar, Leyland cypress, weigela/spirea, spice bush, lilac, rose (mostly dead), cherry tree bush, two hazelnuts 4 ft3 2 bags 85 degrees F 1 hour, 5 minutes
9/5/11 9 cages out back - peach tree, wild hydrangea, yellow rain tree, one unknown bush in the old garden, Hercules club (prickly ash), two chokeberry bushes, one perennial, and the Washington hawthorne 4 ft3 2 bags 80 degrees F, 100% humidity, mosquitoes galore 1.5 hours
9/29/11 Big pond on the west side (patchy) 4 ft3 2 bags 72 degrees F, sunny, breezy 1 hour
10/10/11 11 cages - new mountain laurel by the shed; by back pond = 3 astilbe and mini rose; in the graveyard = wood poppy, bluebells, unknown plant, hosta, liriope, pink azalea 4 ft3 2 bags 75 degrees F, very nice; Lily helped 1.5 hours
10/16/11 3 cages - osage orange in the old garden; butterfly bush and holly tree near each other; put 1/4 of a load on the big pond west side too 2 ft3 1 bag 70 degrees F, nice 50 minutes
11/2/11 6 cages - 1 cage of 4 baby trees (1 rain tree, 2 crab apples, 1 redbud), 1 cage of 5 baby redbuds, 1 cage of 5 or 6 trees (2 crab apple, 2 Bradford pears, 1 regular dogwood?), pink dogwood, azalea by hazelnut, oldest hazelnut 2 ft3 1 bag 60 degrees F, nice 45 minutes
11/9/11 Big pond from butterfly bush on the west side to the overflow on the west side 10 ft3 5 bags 60 degrees F, nice 2 hours, 30 minutes

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