Landscaping: Week 6

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Mar 27-31, 2000

The irrigation will most likely be finished this week. The fence is beginning to go back together, too.

front gate

front gate

front gate
More irrigation controls

More irrigation controls

More irrigation controls
back yard

back yard

back yard

More trenches are being filled in than dug. I think this is a good sign!

planter to right of driveway

planter to right of driveway

planter to right of driveway
retaining wall by pool

retaining wall by pool

retaining wall by pool
rataining wall by pool house

rataining wall by pool house

rataining wall by pool house

The hose bibs on the back of the pool house have been re-attached to the water supply. More drainage/irrigation ditches are being filled in as the final few sprinkler heads are planted. There are still some drip lines to go in. The orange line on the hillside above the retaining wall is the approximate location of a future two foot rock wall that will be used to terrace the hillside.

driveway turnaround

driveway turnaround

driveway turnaround
sand and stone

sand and stone

sand and stone
terraced hillside

terraced hillside

terraced hillside
Stone/retaining wall junction

Stone/retaining wall junction

Stone/retaining wall junction
irrigation control lines

irrigation control lines

irrigation control lines

Irrigation to the plant area between the driveways is in. A copper feed pipe was laid between the junction of two driveway slabs. At the same time the terracing of the hillside above the retaining wall started. A load of sand and concrete was delivered, I suspect they will be used to build the seat walls. I’ve been told that there are 78 tons of stone scheduled for delivery once that phase of the project begins.

rock border by pool house steps

rock border by pool house steps

rock border by pool house steps
pool equipment enclosure

pool equipment enclosure

pool equipment enclosure
beginning of seat wall

beginning of seat wall

beginning of seat wall
Stone terracing

Stone terracing

Stone terracing
back yard tilled

back yard tilled

back yard tilled

The rototiller was in use much of the day, chopping the large clumps into smaller clumps, ready to mix with some good soil. Posts for the expanded pool enclosure have been set, marking one end of the stone border between pool deck and upper garden/patio area. The stone terracing above the retaining wall is done. Work has started on the first of 3 seat walls.

front fenceposts

front fenceposts

front fenceposts
seat wall by pool

seat wall by pool

seat wall by pool
seat wall by pool house

seat wall by pool house

seat wall by pool house
planters

planters

planters
ground prep

ground prep

ground prep
view of front door

view of front door

view of front door

 

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