Landscaping: Week 5

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Mar 20-24, 2000

Goodbye, driveway. Goodbye, pine tree.

driveway rubble 1

driveway rubble 1

driveway rubble 1
driveway rubble 2

driveway rubble 2

driveway rubble 2
last look at pine tree

last look at pine tree

last look at pine tree
going 1

going 1

going 1
going 2

going 2

going 2
gone (even the stump)

gone (even the stump)

gone (even the stump)

The drainage pipes from the front and back need to be tied together and this occurs under the front of the driveway. Also, this portion of the drive will be covered in stone. Also, last week we found out that either the plan to widen the access to the front will have to change or the pine tree will have to go. As the pine tree would need supports, anyway, we decided to get rid of it. We’ll replace it with something smaller.

rocks in front

rocks in front

rocks in front
back yard

back yard

back yard
irrigation controls

irrigation controls

irrigation controls
patio base

patio base

patio base
top of driveway

top of driveway

top of driveway
along the sidewalk 1

along the sidewalk 1

along the sidewalk 1
along the sidewalk 2

along the sidewalk 2

along the sidewalk 2

Now that the pine tree is gone the rock wall that outlines the mini-garden area goes in. Meanwhile, in the back, they’ve filled in most of the trenches and are starting to put in the irrigation controls. The other activity is getting ready to pour concrete. The top of the driveway has about a 4 inch drop – the bikes will stay in the garage for a while. The one foot rock wall along the sidewalk has been put in place.

front entranceway

front entranceway

front entranceway
front/side of house

front/side of house

front/side of house
By pool house

By pool house

By pool house
seat wall prep

seat wall prep

seat wall prep
back yard patio area

back yard patio area

back yard patio area
front gate area

front gate area

front gate area

They’re getting ready for a concrete pour.

new gate location

new gate location

new gate location
entranceway

entranceway

entranceway
side of house

side of house

side of house
steps to spa/pool house

steps to spa/pool house

steps to spa/pool house
seat wall location in front

seat wall location in front

seat wall location in front
back patio

back patio

back patio

The concrete is in. Its rough, the better to grab the mud used to hold the stone that’s going to be laid on top of it. Some more irrigation has been added along the side of the house, too. Don’t know what’s scheduled for next week.

 

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