Sunday, October 21, 2007

Here's More...

As I hinted in my last post.... we did more landscaping this weekend. Before I go much further I need to give a serious "Thank you" to Matt Chanda and Jonathan and Angela Finley who came over to help (and we proceeded to abuse their assistance).

Anyway, the day started by first loading all of the piles of sod that were on last weekends photo into the back of Chanda's Truck. Then we dug up the sod under this new bed. Chanda, Finley and I went to the Atascocita Landfill to empty the truck. With us in the cab, his half-ton truck weighed over 8900 pounds! The maximum weight capacity of the truck was supposed to be 6400 pounds so we were over by a full ton! Fortunately, his truck didn't appear to be any worse for wear.

We then went to Dirt Cheap Mulch and bought another cubic yard of garden mix to put down. We unloaded the dirt, ate lunch, and then the girls started putting the plants in the ground while Chanda, Finley and I proceeded to dig up the privet in our front flower beds so we could replace it with a sweet olive tree.

Front of house, no privet, originally uploaded by arwild01.

We ultimately replanted the privet next to the other two, installed edging, mulched, and put hoses back down before all was said and done.

I'm happy to say that for all intensive purposes we are finished with this project. We've got some more sand to put down on the pavestone (in the crevices) and we might want to lay some more blocks on the far side of the garage (where we are now keeping the garbage cans), but the major work is clearly done.

New Bed, originally uploaded by arwild01.

Now we just need to keep watering everything and hope it all takes root. There are more photos in our Flickr photo set. As I've said before, you need to have a flickr account and be marked as a "friend" or "family member" for you to see all of photos. If you don't have access but would like to, send me an e-mail using the link on the right and I'll send you an invite.

Landscaping in the back yard, originally uploaded by arwild01.

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