Landscaping: Week 9

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Apr 17-21, 2000

I got back from my spring motorcycle ride to Death Valley to find mainly more of the same: more stone cut and set.

steps to pool house

steps to pool house

steps to pool house
pool deck and front door

pool deck and front door

pool deck and front door
front gate

front gate

front gate
front gate detail

front gate detail

front gate detail
BBQ area

BBQ area

BBQ area

In addition to stone work the front gate is finished, save the electrical hook-up and the needed staining. A load of sand was brought in and placed in the BBQ area and the pathways that will lead around the back of the house.

soil mix

soil mix

soil mix
pool equipment enclosure

pool equipment enclosure

pool equipment enclosure
BBQ area 1

BBQ area 1

BBQ area 1
BBQ area 2

BBQ area 2

BBQ area 2
tilled soil

tilled soil

tilled soil
back yard patio

back yard patio

back yard patio
back yard walkway

back yard walkway

back yard walkway

A couple of loads of soil were dumped on the driveway then moved to various places on the property. The mixture has lots of organics in it. In addition to soid the ground around the pool equipment pad has been covered with gravel which should help in both drainage and weed control. The BBQ area is taking shape with stones outlining the garden areas. The stone work has moved to the back yard.

far side of pool

far side of pool

far side of pool
garden area steps

garden area steps

garden area steps
step close-up

step close-up

step close-up
family room deck

family room deck

family room deck
dining room doors

dining room doors

dining room doors

Stone has been cut and placed completely around the pool and the patio area by the family room door. The old tile has been chiped up from around the dining room door. Garden area steps are being created from the small bits of stone left over as the large pieces are cut to fit.

far side of pool

far side of pool

far side of pool
retaining wall

retaining wall

retaining wall
planter box

planter box

planter box
house front

house front

house front
cut electrics

cut electrics

cut electrics

A layer of concrete is being put over the retaining wall to smooth out the rough surface and prepare it for the final layer of dyed stucco. The last bits of wire and conduit that went to what we think was a hot-tub pad have been dug-up and cut. It still needs to be capped.

sand and stone

sand and stone

sand and stone

This was supposed to be a short week – the landscaping crew gets Good Friday off. But we still got a knock on the door about 8:15 Friday morning. It was a guy from the supplies company asking if it was OK to dump a load of sand and eight more pallets of stone on the driveway. I moved the car to the street for the weekend, then made sure that there was at least a path big enough to get the bikes in and out of the garage.

 

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