Landscaping: Week 14

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May 22-26, 2000

More things planted, plus lighting. Some of the irrigation zones are already being used.

dining room

dining room

dining room
elm island (note light)

elm island (note light)

elm island (note light)
cactus corner (another light)

cactus corner (another light)

cactus corner (another light)
seat wall corner

seat wall corner

seat wall corner
entrance garden

entrance garden

entrance garden
front planter

front planter

front planter
back corner

back corner

back corner
behind shed

behind shed

behind shed
back yard pathway

back yard pathway

back yard pathway
garage wall

garage wall

garage wall
family room planter

family room planter

family room planter
pruned walnut

pruned walnut

pruned walnut

Another 100 degree day according to the thermometer in the front yard. Mitsuko and I put the dining room back together now that the floor is sealed and the walls are painted. I still have to paint the doors to the back yard.

More things are going in the ground. The tree specialists pruned the walnut tree, getting it out of the cable TV and phone wires among other things. The path lights have been placed. Lighting wiring is in progress as are tweaks to the irrigation system. The drip system in the front hillside is done.

driveway island

driveway island

driveway island
house side ready for sod

house side ready for sod

house side ready for sod
colorful plants along patio

colorful plants along patio

colorful plants along patio
back yard ready for sod

back yard ready for sod

back yard ready for sod
butterfly maple

butterfly maple

butterfly maple
oiled screen fence

oiled screen fence

oiled screen fence
another butterfly maple

another butterfly maple

another butterfly maple
planters

planters

planters

Today two butterfly maples were planted, some of the lights were wired, and the yard prepared for the sod that’s going to go down tomorrow. The driveway island also changed. We pulled out the dumb looking light and are now looking for an interesting piece of sculpture to put there, among whatever is going to be planted. I oiled the screen fence between seat wall and shed.

driveway island

driveway island

driveway island
instant lawn

instant lawn

instant lawn
more lawn

more lawn

more lawn
the back yard

the back yard

the back yard
planters (painted saucers)

planters (painted saucers)

planters (painted saucers)
guyed elm tree

guyed elm tree

guyed elm tree

My parents came over this afternoon. When we sat down to lunch there was a lot of dirt in the back. When we got up from lunch I had a lawn (that I’ll have to mow in 2 weeks :-). The elm tree was guyed using proper cables – the temporary wire was stretching in the afternoon wind.

house front

house front

house front
electrical hook-up

electrical hook-up

electrical hook-up
drip system for the BBQ area

drip system for the BBQ area

drip system for the BBQ area
drip system in pathway

drip system in pathway

drip system in pathway
another Bougainvillea

another Bougainvillea

another Bougainvillea

The irrigation control unit and front yard lighting transformer has wired up to its own 15 amp breaker; convenient as I had the spare breaker in the pool equipment electrical panel. Most of the lights are connected. It looks pretty good at night. A drip system has been added to the BBQ area and the pathway around the house. Tomorrow ground cover will be planted between the stones.

Entrance from front gate

Entrance from front gate

Entrance from front gate
entrance from front door

entrance from front door

entrance from front door
ground cover in BBQ area

ground cover in BBQ area

ground cover in BBQ area
behind the shed

behind the shed

behind the shed
screen fence

screen fence

screen fence

The small, lace leaf Japanese maple was planted at the entrance along with some moss, decorative grasses, and a few stones. It looks quite striking. Both maple trees are let at night – the path light that was planned for that area are not needed.

The screen fence around the shed is finished. I oiled it, but ran out of oil before I could finish the pool equipment enclosure.

 

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