So the lady wants to put new mulch down and put a boarder around it. She doesn't want brick but wants something to hold back the mulch from draining off. Also she wants to plant some bushes/shrubs to hide the meter. The bushes need to be low maint. and heat tolerant. Lastly the one i cant figure out is what is this type of weed and how to stop it from spreading all over the bed. Thanks for the input.