Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Week 1, 3 Days of Landshaping

Rock wall, right side
The big rocks that support the first terrace level in the front yard got laid on Day 1. Here's a view of the front right side as it looks from the second level.

The middle section of the wall continues like this across the front, and at the left side there's a set of stone steps made from native rocks.

All this now-level land was once a steep dropoff that started about 4 feet from the foundation of the house. It was nearly impossible to walk around the house without tumbling or slipping.

Rock wall, at mid section with steps and right side of wall
Now we have three stone steps that take us from the upper terrace or the porch steps on the left side down to the second terrace level gardens.

The second level of the garden area will be very broad - wide enough for big garden beds plus room to drive a lawn tractor through to distribute mulch and plants for the next 20 years.

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