Last week the weather was nice, the wind was for once not blowing and with temperatures in the 70's and 80's I was not about to sit inside all day so I went outside and gathered up lots and lots of rocks and made rings around my trees with them. They went from this:
(I have 6 trees that I did but really who wants to see 12 pictures of trees??)
I have added mulch to them to help them retain water better, last year we used straw and while it did help a lot and kept the mouisture in, it looked crappy and blew away. I hope to get my other trees soon so I can keep digging holes and planting them.
And a little ladybug that I was SOOO excited to see!!