We went out to the landfill to get mulch on Saturday. I was wrong—it wasn't $1/ton; it was free. Maybe because we got less than a ton. We really needed mulch, as you can see from these before pictures.
M. and H.'s truck to the rescue. This was just one load of two.Et voila! Ready for our baby perennials to return (and keeping fingers crossed they survived the winter permafrost).