Won Ton appeared a bit baffled by the sea of black, but he was game to pose on it when bribed with a treat:
I was intrigued that the fabric is secured in place by what amounts to giant hairpins:
There is still a bit more ground to cover up (foreground, below):
Next up: laying the drip lines that will water the plants to come. The garden designer tells me the plants will begin to arrive later this week. I can hardly wait!