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Mulching 2012

Last Updated: 8/6/13

Date What was mulched How many loads of mulch Mulch source Weather How long it took
3/8/12 Area by the tub ponds 2 ft3 1 bag 70 degrees F, windy 1 hour
3/13/12 Garden with peonies and butterfly bush (half of it) 6 ft3 3 bags 73 degrees F at start to 78 degrees F at end, mild wind 3 hours
3/19/12 5 cages out front - Colorado blue spruce was dead, and the cage was removed; maple, butterfly bush, blue Ellen butterfly bush (cage removed), Kwanzan cherry, wild phlox (half done) 2 ft3 1 bag 67 degrees F, sunny, nice 40 minutes
3/20/12 Garden with peonies and butterfly bush (other half of it) 8 ft3 4 bags 70 degrees F, 100% humidity 1 hour, 35 minutes
3/26/12 5 live cages out front - willow bush was dead, yellow butterfly bush, rest of the wild phlox from last time, big beech tree, blackberry, wild plum (cage removed), and rhododendron was dead 2 ft3 1 bag 56 degrees F, windy 45 minutes
3/28/12 Garden with peonies and butterfly bush (last piece of it) 3 ft3 1.5 bags 75 degrees F 1 hour
3/28/12 Kwanzan cherry out back 0.6 ft3 0.3 bags 75 degrees F 5 minutes
4/5/12 Big pond from overflow to azalea 9 ft3 4.5 bags 55 degrees F, nice 2 hours, 10 minutes
4/5/12 Four plants out front -service berry, red bud, crepe myrtle, and flowering almond 3 ft3 1.5 bags 60 degrees F, perfect 55 minutes
4/10/12 Big pond from azalea to outlet 10 ft3 5 bags 55 to 62 degrees F, windy 5.5 hours
4/13/12 15 plants out front - pawpaw, rose of Sharon (cage cut off), big pawpaw, purple smoke tree, wild plum, two raspberries, apple tree, weigela (cage cut off), Washington hawthorne, pear tree, Bradford pear, crabapple, milkweed + turtle head, and stunted pawpaw tree 8 ft3 4 bags 60 degrees F, perfect 2 hours, 19 minutes
4/17/12 14 plants out front - azalea, gum tree, golden rain tree, double yellow Japanese rose, ornamental plum, rosy summersweet, mountain laurel, hardy fig tree, rose bush, persimmon, crabapple (changed the beat up cage), red currant, blueberry, and another golden rain tree 6 ft3 3 bags 65 degrees F, nice 1 hour, 54 minutes
4/19/12 Part of the garden on the west side of the house 4 ft3 2 bags Forgot to record 2 hours, 28 minutes
4/24/12 Rest of the garden on the west side of the house including the yucca garden and an area never mulched before 8 ft3 4 bags 60 degrees F 2 hours, 18 minutes
4/30/12 9 plants out front - pink variegated dogwood, two lily of the valley?, two variegated Solomon's seal, lilac, red currant, horse chestnut (buckeye?), spirea 4 ft3 2 bags 55 degrees F 1 hour, 14 minutes
5/7/12 16 plants out front and back - out front = finish spirea, royal paulownia; then out back = white butterfly bush, 2 elderberries, horse chestnut (buckeye?), butterfly bush, variegated willow, mulberry, huge Leyland cypress, variegated forsythia, butterfly bush, holly tree, Washington hawthorne, perennial by the dead mimosa, and sour cherry 8 ft3 4 bags 65 degrees F, windy 2 hours
5/15/12 Big pond from outlet to bluebird house 4 ft3 2 bags 75 degrees F, 100% humidity 1 hour, 20 minutes
5/17/12 Big pond from bluebird house to hardy geraniums 7.5 ft3 3.75 bags 60 to 70 degrees F, pretty nice 2 hours, 50 minutes
5/17/12 Out back - fringe tree 0.5 ft3 0.25 bags 70 degrees F 5 minutes
5/21/12 Out front - two new raspberries; out back - mom's shrub in front of the dead mimosa, crab apple tree 2 ft3 1 bag 82 degrees F 32 minutes
5/23/12 6 plants out back - mini rose, three astilbe, weigela/spirea (they were planted together long ago), and spice bush (then it poured buckets) 2 ft3 1 bag 76 degrees F 37 minutes
5/26/12 Plants near the animal graveyard - white bleeding heart, red bleeding heart, unknown variegated perennial, another unknown perennial that gets white flowers, wood poppy, hosta, pink azalea, and liriope; cages out back - peach tree, golden rain tree, wild hydrangea, unknown shrub, two osage orange trees 4 ft3 2 bags 72 to 82 degrees F 1 hour and 39 minutes
5/29/12 9 plants in the tree garden = holly, 2 pawpaws, white pine, holly, mimosa, rose of Sharon (cage off), weigela (cage off), and Bradford pear (cage off); three jack-in-the- pulpits by the shed 4 ft3 2 bags 83 degrees F, hot 52 minutes
5/31/12 Big pond from hardy geraniums to overflow 12 ft3 6 bags 70 degrees F, pretty nice 3 hours, 16 minutes
6/6/12 Rest of big pond (I was short a bag) 2 ft3 1 bags 72 degrees F, nice 17 minutes
6/6/12 2 plants in the old dog pen = red cedar, Leyland cypress; five cages in the old garden = 1 unknown evergreen tree, 1 cage of 4 baby trees (1 rain tree, 2 crab apples, 1 red bud), 1 cage of 5 baby redbuds, 1 cage of 3 trees (1 crab apple, 2 Bradford pears), pink dogwood (cage removed) 3 ft3 1.5 bags 75 degrees F, nice 1 hour, 5 minutes
6/10/12 1 cage out back = azalea 0.6 ft3 0.3 bags 90 degrees F, horrible 10 minutes
6/13/12 6 cages out back = evergreen shrub (cage off), mum, inkberry holly (cage off), weigela (change cage), lilac, and 60% of the ornamental grass 4 ft3 2 bags 72-80 degrees F 1 hour, 7 minutes
6/14/12 3 cages out back = 3 cages of hazelnuts; 5 cages north of the big pond = Hercules club (prickly ash), two chokeberry bushes, unknown perennial, unknown bush (cage off) 4 ft3 2 bags 76 degrees F 1 hour, 22 minutes
6/20/12 2 cages out back for new plants = blanket flower 'Mesa Yellow' and Pieris Japonica 'Valley Valentine.' 0.6 ft3 0.3 bags 90 degrees F, HOT! 20 minutes
6/26/12 Scotch broom and new electric box garden 3.4 ft3 1.7 bags 70 degrees F, unusually nice! ~2 hours
6/27/12 Two new cages trees = red maple out back and mimosa near the tree garden 1 ft3 0.5 bags 79 degrees F ~20 minutes
6/27/12 Electric box garden (finishing it, old yucca and iris are there) 3 ft3 1.5 bags 79 degrees F ~30 minutes
8/8/12 Back iris garden - fully weeded but ran out of mulch 10 ft3 5 bags 80 degrees F, 100% humidity 3 hours, 5 minutes
8/9/12 Back iris garden - got extra mulch 6 ft3 3 bags 88 degrees F, 100% humidity 40 minutes
9/4/12 Front iris garden 6 ft3 3 bags 82 degrees F, 100% humidity 1.5 hours plus an hour the week before of just weeding
9/20/12 Back rose garden - half of it only 4 ft3 2 bags 70 degrees F, nice ~2 hours
10/20/12 Two cages out back - cherry tree, wisteria 2 ft3 1 bag 64 degrees F, nice ~40 minutes


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