Landscaping: Week 8
Apr 10-14, 2000
Monday morning started with the delivery of the elm tree that is going to replace the pine that was removed. The first load of the bluestone came, too.
Lots of people here the start of the week. One group is
preparing the seat walls, another fitting stone, another working on
getting the sprinklers in the proper spots and laying the lawn borders.
Busy. The stone is first fit in place (see picture of driveway
turnaround, above) and then they come back and cement (?) it in place.
One section by the rear of the pool house is done… looks great.
The replacement for the pine tree also looks good. It has a different shape from the birch tree out front and the leaves are a different shade of green. The contrast between the two is quite nice.
Tomorrow they’re going to lift the dining room floor to see what’s underneath so the furniture has to move. There’s also a view of the fireplace before it gets its slate veneer. On the outside the stone around the driveway garden area has been set. The stone for the driveway/entranceway is still being fit.
Under the dining room floor was a slab of concrete… the floor was floating on the slab. That makes it very easy to add the slate. A few squares were placed to get a feel to how it will look – grand! On the outside the stone has been fit to most of the entranceway and is beginning to branch out over the pool deck. The stone in front of the driveway has been set.
It’s noisy, dusty, and hard work. At least it looks that way as they fit the stone, cut where needed, then cement it in place. Of the first load, they’ve used all but a pallet or so. The next load is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. But I’m off to Death Valley for the SMBC spring ride. Wonder what things will look like when I get back next week.