I did this job back in June. I did the bed prep and planting. I used pro-mix from Living Earth, Fine shredded mulch. The plants were very healthy going in. We've been in a droubt but I also installed the irrigation and I know everything is getting enough. I have several Natchez Crape Myrtles that look terrible. I also have two Loropetalum that where beautiful when planted. Now they are loosing their leaves fast. I do have some kind of cacoon thats on them. Not many 1 or two per plant. Anyway I'm going to post a few pix. I wish they'd come out better it's all I have right now.If anyone can offer some advice I sure would appreciate it. I hate to loose the big crapes.