Adding mulch to the slopes and garden areas was pretty straight forward but the parkways required a lot of work. They were overflowing with dirt, grass and weeds which all had to be removed and both sides of the parkway had to be edged. Unfortunately, the dirt was beyond rock-hard and even the edger we borrowed from our neighbor wouldn't make a dent in it. David ended up using a shovel and some serious brute strength to get the edging done. One shovel broken in half mid-way through the job! That gives you an idea of how hard the dirt was (or how crappy our shovel was).
|The "pile" -- before and after|
|David edging the parkway right before the shovel broke.|
|The mulching is done!!|
|The last two pieces of the puzzle in the back yard are adding the veggie garden and extending the fence all the way to the retaining wall.|
|We used the left over mulch to cover all the garden areas including this newly landscaped spot.|
The final phase of landscaping is to plant the laurel hedge. That should be delivered and planted very soon (famous last words...)!