How’s this for an algebraic equation? Mulch to flowerbeds equals make-up to faces.
That is, mulch covers a wide surface and hides a variety of blemishes while resisting weeds and other unwanted things just as foundation make-up covers a surface (although not quite as wide) and hides imperfections while resisting such unwanted things as pimples and blackheads.
You might think the analogy is farfetched; but after spreading fifteen bags of triple shred brown mulch, I am convinced it’s true. After all, I’ve also spread at least fifteen bags of creamy foundation on my face in the past seventy-five years.
Over the course of a summer, my mulch does its job. I’m not sure about the make-up, but I feel better believing it does a good job too.