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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hardscape = Hard Work: Second Big Work Day - 2/18/12

Kelley and Connie started the fence post holes during the week.  Alas, there were huge concrete chunks right where the garden entry posts need to go!!  Too big to remove, so it was back to the drawing board.   We ended up setting some post anchors (CB-44s) in cement.  we'll show you the completed posts in our next blog post.

With the help of several strong volunteers from CSU Dominguez Hills, all of the fence posts were set on Sat. morning.  Now you can actually see the outline of the garden.

Kelley and Joaquin Barraza first worked on the brick planter. This will be a focal point of the garden - and ultimately have a bubbler fountain.

Satchi helps to smooth the mortar

Volunteers placed benderboard to edge the brick paths...

...while Joaquin laid a drystone wall on one side of the rain garden - nice touch!

Karen and Connie planted three trees ('Anna' Apple, Hollyleaf Redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia) and Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)) that will be espaliered along the block wall.

There's still some topsoil to move into place.  But all will be ready by next Saturday (2/25/12), which is the big planting day.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the awesome pictures of your hardscaped backyard. I am thinking of doing something similar in my yard. Hardscaping might be a lot of hard work, but I think the end results are well worth the effort. http://www.decorativecreations.com/services.html