Hey everybody. I'm glad I found this forum, hopefully someone here can help me put my mind at ease. I need an expert as I think I have a rare problem. I've done alot of internet searching for my situation but my situation is pretty unique unfortunately.
A couple of months ago or so I decided to finally tackle my front yard and add a bunch of plants and a tree to these 2 areas out there. The lawn and sprinklers were already in, I just never got around to making the non grass areas look good.
Having really no clue how to do this sort of thing, my parents have done this sort of thing alot over the years, my mom specifically decided to help me out as she's done before for me.
So basically I have 2 big areas to add plants in. 1 area is about 14x14. The other area is kinda more L shaped and about half the size of the other area.
We wanted to add some some small mounds and hills as it was completely flat. Now here's where it all went downhill (or at least I hope not).
The mounds aren't that high really, maybe 6 inches at the highest points. Not knowing the proper method to make these hills and mounds, I went to home depot to see what they had. I happened to see some bags of organic wood chip mulch on sale, so I thought to myself, I could save a ton of money using that stuff! So I bought a total of 30 bags of the stuff, and just spread it all over the areas where the plants were going.
Now that the areas were no longer flat, I wanted to stop weds badly, as these 2 areas just had weeds that grew like crazy. So I put fabric weed blocker, 1 layer, across the entire area of both areas.
After that was done, I proceeded to plant my plants, and my grasses, and also 2 small trees.
I had nothing really to use to cover up that layer of fabric weed blocker, so I just threw another couple of inches of mulch on top of that.
Now that I'm all done, everything looks great, I'm just finding out that mulch is used to put on top of the soil. I had a few people help me do all this and not 1 of em even questioned me using all this mulch.
So now I'm seriously freaking out about what's gonna happen as times goes on with it done like this?
It looks awesome out there but I'm worried about the consequences of using so much mulch!
I'm wondering if I have to rip it all out and throw it all out and start all over again.
Can someone please advise me on this?
Thank you very very much!