just add water – pt. 2
The landscaping finally got finished (for the most part) last week. I wouldn’t exactly say it was “just add water” any more though. The last week our landscaper was here, I was putting in just as many hours helping out as they were; moving rock, finishing the patio, planting, installing gate hardware, fiddling with the irrigation system, etc.
All said and done, it was long process with excellent rewards. Over 9 tons of large decorative boulders/rock, 8 tons of the 3″-6″ cobble/river rock around the front yard, and 12 tons of chip seal rock for the dog pen area, well over 50 plants, shrubs, and grasses. The garden features tomatos, peppers, cucumber, peas, beans, lettuce, broccoli, and a sprinkling of herbs. The only thing left to do is hope all the plants/trees survive and a couple of straggling plants that still need to hit the dirt. I had two frosty nights after the initial wave of planting; lost a butterfly bush and several shrubs suffered severe foilage damage. Hopefully they come back.