Landscape & Gardening

Backyard Progress (day 4)

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It’s 102 degrees in the shade, and the guys are still here toiling away on the surface of the sun. To the right you can see that a ditch is being dug. It was determined yesterday that because of a low spot close to the southeast corner of my house, two existing downspouts would need to be connected to a sub-grade drain pipe that would run from this corner to the alley between the garage and neighbor’s fence. I know… you’re probably thinking that it would have been easier to raise the grade. This isn’t possible, because we are keeping the existing original concrete and brick paving. So there.

Elsewhere, you can see the steel edging outlining the different beds and paths. This is being done prior to amending and tilling the soil so that the irrigation crew can start their work.

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