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By 86'n It on Oct 25, 2012
We've been trying to get a bunch of landscaping done now in the Fall so that when we put the house on the market in Spring, things will miraculously sprout and look great with minimal work or weeding our part.
We will have PLENTY to do in Spring already with a new baby AND all the pre-sale tasks.
We already tackled the front, so this weekend we decided to tackle the side yard. It was looking pretty bad. I wish I had an aerial "Before" photo to show how messy the ground was. It was impossible to get the mower in there and do a good job with all the wisteria vines, so we decided to weed-block and mulch the heck out of it.
(I unfortunately trimmed the wisteria covering our various meters, but it grows back pretty quickly.)
I got ridiculously winded pruning the life out of 2 shrubs and buying 32 bags of mulch, while Marc cleaned up the ground, arranged the wisteria on the fence, put down cardboard or filter fabric and spread the mulch. Phew! We were tired!