"I'm not really a career person.I'm a gardener,basically.".....George Harrison

Friday, October 18, 2013

Garden Reno………

One of the after effects of the kitchen renovation,was the garden and its pathways,
to say the least,
were left a mess.
Everything had settled.
Dirt covered everything.
Now that the weather is much cooler in the mornings,it was time to get out there and re-do everything.
The pathways, which I had put in after TheTree went down, were never quite right.
It was difficult to maneuver the garden wagon through the pathways.
The garden hose kept getting caught on everything.
Plants included.
Plus,there was still some grass that needed mowing.
I hate mowing!
working slowly……
baby steps
I have started….

Still to be done…..

Drainage, in the garden, is important here.So everything has to slope towards the lake.
And there is quite a difference,in height,between the house/pool area and the lake.
So,I need to have “levels.”
But the water run off from the gardens needs to filter through gravel.Or rocks.Or plants.
The above photo shows a rock/gravel drain-pathway to the lake.No chemical fertilizers are used at TheGreatWall,but I do tend to have an erosion problem.Because there is quite a slope in the yard,the gravel pathways slow down the erosion problem.

…..and when this is all complete there should be NO grass left in the back yard….

Nothing to mow!
I hate to mow!

Thanking the gardening Gods for cooler weather!


Tootie said...

Chris, that looks absolutely AWESOME!!! :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love your style and what you had and what you are doing looks fantastic to me.

You inspire me Chris, thank you.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Unknown said...


Lorraine-you inspire me!

Meems said...

Love what you've done... must come see. Please come help me with gravel :-) You do such a great job by yourself! I'm impressed.

Unknown said...

Meems-I would be delighted to help you with gravel.It will seem like a vacation to share the work.

Susan said...

Love the look of your garden path . . . and the width of it. After plants grow it seems as though the walkways are always too narrow. Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.


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