Here's Nae just getting started. This is a good "before" picture the whole area was rocky with a little grass to cover it up. This is the only picture I have of Mya because while she was very excited to go out and help, once out there she decided it wasn't really her thing and went back inside to get her purse and baby doll. Once it came time for the mulch, she walked around with her fingers in her nose the entire time saying, "That mooch stinks!Gabe loves this kind of work and actually worked really hard. He stayed out just about the whole time and thankfully has gotten past his very sensitive nose. Notice both he and Mya have on their winter gloves - this didn't last long before they decided blisters would be better than sweaty hands.
Here's the finished product (ignore Nae's truck in the picture) and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. We put one of the "purple plants" in between the monkey grass which you can't really see in the picture, but hopefully we can keep everything alive now. Nae also mulched all the other trees and flowers in our yard so everything looks nice and neat (even if the plants are dead). Thanks, Nae, for doing a great job and helping me get all this done!