Sin and the Art of Flowerbed Maintenance

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On either side of our front porch, my wife and I have flowerbeds. Think of the lowest-maintenance flowerbeds you can conjure, and you’re probably close to what we’ve got. In each bed, there’s a layer of black mulch interrupted by a perennial shrub or two at each foot. We had these beds put in to give us some curb appeal and to brighten up the front of our house without requiring a whole lot of maintenance from either…