We never liked that stuff.
Here’s a picture for the front corner of the house about 2 (has it really been that long) years ago when we painted the eaves chocolate-brown.
The Pampas grass we planted so I wouldn’t have to look at the gas meter, and the fan palm and rosemary are all huge now.
The Hawthorn? It hasn’t changed since this picture.
Jamie clipped down the branches as far as he could.
…then we painstakingly pulled the root balls out with our hands …..and occasionally a pick axe.
Took most of the day to get to this point. Just one side of the front yard.
We were exhausted….but still had energy to shop for some stone.
That’s right……..we added a retaining wall. (By We, I mean Jamie by himself)
Custom Stone has been my favorite place to buy rocks for about 20 years now. They have everything. And their prices can’t be beat.
All we knew was that we wanted a sandy colored wall to hold all the vegetation in….
Custom Stone has a delivery service, but there is a 4 ton minimum. 4 tons seems like a LOT of rocks. A lot more than we would need.
Since they charge by the ton, they simply weigh your vehicle before and after loading the stones. Then charge for the difference in weight.
B T W , We got 1/5 of a ton. Of Arizona Buckskin Ledgestone, in case you were wondering.
Then back home to lay out the perimeters of our wall with stakes and string…….oooh and a level.
Jamie started by dry fitting all the rocks.
Then he went back and glued them together with liquid nails.
Not too shabby,
Yes, I am having a small amount of panic about filling in that much space with plants. I know , I know…they get bigger after you plant them.
It just looks so “naked” right now.
Mostly, I miss my Christmas lights.
Guess we’ll have to address that in December