All rocks are in place!! With the assistance of my dear husband, we now have placed both pallets of river stone into the gardens. We were able to get the first pallet done rather quickly on Sunday, a day that was not hot. Sunday was a beautiful day, low humidity and in the mid 80's.
Our backs were not stressed too much as we bought a cart that hooks on the lawn tractor to haul the rocks downhill. I have two wagons and a wheelbarrow, all of which are a pain to push/pull back uphill. Even though they are empty on the way up they get heavy, heavier with each trip. This cart made our task manageable. Charlie got a lot of the rocks into the cart, especially the large ones. We off loaded them into the general area of the garden and I shifted them around to where I wanted them.
Today we took the second pallet to their new homes. The second pallet had some much larger rocks. We had a few extra that were place in less critical areas. This is the area where I had much of the washout in May and June. Mulch still needs to added....not this week though. Not next week or the week after....will wait for fall.
This is a two stage plan for curtailing washout...rocks and mulch then more plants that will hold the soil. I have some that I can divide and some seeds that I will sow this winter. I also hope to find some end of year goodies in September.
You can see some of the tire marks in the grass... this low spot stays wet a lot longer than any other part of the yard.
Same section, looking uphill instead of down from the deck.
And of course I had company in the garden as I was walking around--- another little Fence lizard. To give you perspective these are blades of grass.
And finally, a shot from lower in the yard.
This is an area of the garden that needs to be replanted. Soil from the top of the hill covered baby plants at the bottom of the hill.
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