Today I finished up a rather big project that I've been working on.
In the front of the house are two Azalea beds that have been there since the sixties. The Bushes are large but scraggly and unhealthy because the soil under them is worn out.
My job: dig up the bushes, replant them. Dig up the old beds and clean out the roots. Remove some of the dirt. Test the soil and figure out what it needs. Add: sand, top soil, peat moss, humas, etc. Till it up. Put the plastic border down. Smooth out the dirt in the new beds, put landscape cloth down. Cut holes, plant new bushes. Put down pine bark mulch, some azalea food and water them in.
It all sounds so easy when you put it that way.
Just try digging up some forty year old bushes and see how much fun it is.
Oy! Am I going to be sore tomorrow.