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Landscaping (continued)

... continued from previous post

Now that the water drainage and stairs are in, time to lay down the stone in a new pattern. The old stone will be reused in the middle of the yard, and new stone, not cut in geometric shapes, so natral looking, will be on the edges, as a design feature.
Here is the beginning stage. It is almost like a giant puzzle. Except that each piece weighs a ton.

Once the stone was laid, it was time to move to the back corner of the yard. Basically, the one with the chronic problem of water, no shade, and really just a mud pit for most of the time. To manage the water, we have dug up the trenches, with will hold corrugated pipes and rocks, and will take the water away from the house and into the french drains. Here is one of the ditches.
And here is the final result.
The water drainage and the ditches are hidden by the river rock, so it looks like a dry river bed. That section of the yard that was always the mud pit, has now been covered with pebbles. We already decided that will make a perfect place for a fire pit.

The result is beautiful. We are really happy. The yard feels bigger. In fact, it probably is, because we are now using the whole thing, as opposed to a small sliver. We used the space a LOT, and plan to be out there until the cold and the snow make us go inside.


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