Thursday, November 12, 2009

We Got Rocks

A few weeks ago, The Fence Guy brought his crew out and they put up our fence.  My plan after that, was to dig a drainage ditch through the fenced yard.  It would be filled with stones and be a dry creek when there was no rain.  We get a lot of run-off from that flows along the sides of the house.  There was something there before, but it had filled in, with our neighbors' top soil and leaves. was a lot of digging.  I made it about five feet in a week.  And, I want to dig beds all along the fence line....inside and out.  So, Mr. P. decided we really should get someone else to do this.

So, we called up Sara Geenberg of 'Enjoy Your Landscape'....a local landscaping business.   Sara came out and we worked on the plan.  It's not always easy for me to transfer my vision to someone else. 

A couple of days ago, Sara and her crew and a big truck full of rocks showed up to get the project going.

The truck dumped the smaller rock, and her crew unloaded a big trailer full of stepping stones and small boulders.

They got busy digging and laying the liners. 

Then, the rock started going down.

Lots of rocks.

Then, the stepping stones started coming in.

They got the little bridge placed and started digging out for the walkway.

So, after a great deal of digging and work, this.... now this.

And, this.... now this.

At the front gate, they turned this view..... this.

There's still a lot more work to do.  Those beds need to be dug.  I'll plant some things along the rock to soften it.  It's a bit more ...massive...than I expected.  But, if the water flows right, it'll be fine.

Our son calls this the 'Congo Project'. can't be that.  Not that we don't get hot, or humid.  We surely do.  But, we're not a tropical jungle.  So, it really needs to be a Hill Country kind of name.
We tend to name things here.  Helps us keep up with just where we're talking about.

So, we'll keep thinking of a good name.  I'll have plenty of time, while I'm digging up rocks, putting down compost and mulch, and planting plants.

I'll let you know what we come up with.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good weekend.


  1. This is a great idea and a project to do!
    I hope that water flow will be OK.
    Stepping sones are the best part.

  2. looks great. are you going to have them dig the flower beds?

  3. What a lot of hard work. It does look very nice. I can't wait to see what it looks like when you have placed plants around it - it will be beautiful!

  4. What a great dry creek. It's amazing how it transforms your yard. Add in some flowers and... wow!

  5. Thanks, everybody.
    I'll be digging the flowerbeds, myself. I might get a little help from Mr. P. It'll be a lot of work, but I think it'll be worth it.

  6. That looks fantastic! We name things around here for the exact same reason. Othewise we would end up spending all our time trying to figure out what the other one was talking about and in the end find out we were talking about completely different things.
    ...then again that just sounds like marriage.


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