When we moved into our house almost five years ago there were flowers planted everywhere. By the next year, (under our care) weeds were everywhere! Last year we had all the flowers and bushes and weeds taken out and we started over with clean flower beds. We replaced all the perennial flowers with small bushes and annuals. This year the upkeep was much easier. Phil spent all day Friday in the ninety degree weather mulching our landscaping. He also planted petunias in our front flower bed. He finally came in after dark with the job unfinished. I got up the next morning (while he was golfing!) and finished up. It looks nice. I love the look of freshly mulched landscaping (void of any weeds).