Last Updated: 4/12/15
|Date||What was mulched||How many loads of mulch||Mulch source||Weather||How long it took|
|4/10/14||Big pond from overflow to brick area||12 ft3||6 bags (a bag short, not available)||63 up to 70 degrees F, breezy but nice, sunny||2 hours, 53 minutes|
|4/10/14||Four plants out front - service berry, redbud, fig tree, crepe mrytle||2 ft3||1 bag (from 2013, a little moldy)||70 degrees F, breezy but nice, sunny||10 minutes|
|4/13/14||Rest of big pond area done on 4/10/14||2 ft3||1 bag||80 degrees F, hot||15 minutes|
|4/13/14||Wisteria garden including wisteria (cage off, new trellis), cherry tree, Hercules club (prickly ash, cage removed), and two chokeberry bushes||6 ft3||3 bags||82 degrees F, hot||1 hour, 19 minutes|
|4/17/14||Spots at big pond and wisteria garden that I missed||1 ft3||0.5 bags||50 degrees F, nice||10 minutes|
|4/17/14||Big pond from brick area to outlet||9 ft3||4.5 bags||50 degrees F, nice||3 hours, 15 minutes|
|4/24/14||About 1/4 of the yucca garden where the rose bush died||1 ft3||0.5 bags||60 degrees F, windy, nice but hot sun||10 minutes|
|4/24/14||Big pond from outlet to path on the north side||5 ft3||2.5 bags||60 degrees F, windy, nice but hot sun||1 hour|
|4/27/14||5 plants out back = new rhododendron (strange conifer bush and azalea died in back iris garden), Kwanzan cherry, red maple, Washington hawthorne, and holly tree||2 ft3||1 bag||64 degrees F, warm||20 minutes|
|5/4/14||Peony garden section where the butterfly bush died; I planted a new tree peony too and removed the cages from another tree peony and the two herbaceous peonies (tired of the bittersweet vine, hope the deer do not eat them!)||2 ft3||1 bag||70 degrees F||1 hour|
|5/8/14||16 plants out front = maple tree, butterfly bush, beech tree, Ellen butterfly bush, Kwanzan cherry, wild phlox, two blackberries, wild plum, yellow butterfly bush, blackberry, little mimosa, two pawpaws, rose of Sharon, and purple smoke tree||8 ft3||4 bags||62 to 70 degrees F, 100% humidity, warm||1 hour, 35 minutes|
|5/8/14||Big pond from the path on the north side that goes to the biofilter to the path on the north side that goes up to the pond (I reset three stepping stones and put in a mini retaining wall after I dug up a huge anthill)||4 ft3||2 bags||72 to 78 degrees F, 100% humidity, hot||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|5/11/14||Big pond patchy mulching of the west side with new butterfly bush||1 ft3||0.5 bags||Not recorded||Not recorded|
|5/18/14||8 plants out back = hydrangea (had died to the ground), Lily-of-the-valley shrub, evergreen bush (had died to the ground), new Arborvitae tree in memory of my mother, fringe tree, unknown perennial plant, and orange blossom bush (an entire bag; cut a lot of weeds from it)||5 ft3||2.5 bags||65 degrees F, perfect||1 hour, 7 minutes|
|5/26/14||Three new plants out front - quince, Colorado blue spruce, and bush cherry||2 ft3||1 bag||70-75 degrees F, hot||An hour but included planting, mulching, weeding, etc.|
|5/26/14||Three plants out back - new bush cherry, new German iris (in back iris garden), old half dead unknown evergreen||2 ft3||1 bag||80 degrees F, hot||20 minutes|
|6/1/14||Nine plants in the tree garden (it has been two years since they were touched!) - pawpaw (cage off), little pawpaw, holly, white pine, holly, mimosa, rose of Sharon, weigela, and Bradford pear||4 ft3||2 bags||76 degrees F, nice||40 minutes|
|6/15/14||Big pond from the path on the north side that goes up to the pond to the new butterfly bush (I weeded more than I had mulch for)||8 ft3||4 bags||78 degrees F, warm but nice||2 hours, 17 minutes|
|6/29/14||Rest of the already weeded area from 6/15/14||4 ft3||2 bags||83 degrees F, warm||22 minutes|
|6/29/14||Three plants out front - wild plum (newer one), apple tree, weigela, and just about a third on the pear tree||2 ft3||1 bag||83 degrees F, warm||17 minutes|
|7/4/14||Five plants out front - the rest of the pear tree, Washington hawthorne, Bradford pear, crab apple, and pawpaw||2 ft3||1 bag||74 degrees F, wet but nice||35 minutes|
|7/27/14||Four plants out back - golden rain tree, wild hydrangea, peach tree, and half of the Leyland cypress||2 ft3||1 bag||82 degrees F, humid, hot||25 minutes|
|8/17/14||The big pond area farthest from where I start (hit or miss) and the beauty berry bush which I caged as the deer have been eating it||2 ft3||1 bag||82 degrees F, hot||45 minutes|
|9/7/14||Five plants out front - gum tree, Japanese rose, mountain laurel, butterfly bush, and ornamental plum||2 ft3||1 bag||76 degrees F, nice||56 minutes but the wheelbarrow tire went flat|
|9/28/14||The big pond, just a foot out around the western edge before the full net went on||2 ft3||1 bag||80 degrees F, warm||20 minutes|
|10/5/14||Three new herbaceous peonies||1 ft3||1/2 bag||60 degrees F, cold||10 minutes|
|10/12/14||Big pond, west side near overflow||1 ft3||1/2 bag||60 degrees F, nice||10 minutes|
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