It’s been a while since we made a good old update on the yard at 3675, but don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten our first born and our favorite labor of love. We’ve been a little busy with 2381 lately (which doesn’t even have a yard, really – just a lot of really big trees), but 3675’s landscape continues to evolve, in spite of our record-breaking drought, even (thank you, rain barrel system!).
And this week, we began our front-yard transformation to native, drought-tolerant plantings!
BONUS: we dug out a ton of mulch that had been layered up over the years and was basically serving as a red carpet for termites, should the rain ever decide to return…
We’ve got some native grasses, some sages, some flowering bulbs… Tomorrow we’ll lay drip lines and re-mulch (lightly!), and we should be on our way to amazeballs in just a season or two.
What we like (and thrives), we’ll add to the plans we’re making for the backyard.
Which will probably necessitate the chaining of an additional rain barrel or two, but the ROI is definitely worth it on those suckers.
So, while the drought tried to burn down our one house and kill every living thing at our other one, it looks like it’s STILL NO MATCH FOR US.
We’re staying here. And our yard is gonna look fabulous as long as we do.