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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2014 - 05:28 PM

When we bought our property, 30 years ago the southwest corner of the house had a big spreading Cedar overhanging a block retaining wall.  I took the Cedar out a couple years later.  The wall was leaning, so I dug out behind it, straightened it up & added a couple "dead-men" to hold it.  At the time, I terraced the bank with landscape timbers.  The timbers have since rotted out, so I'm re-doing the terraces with 12" wall blocks.  Been working on it off & on this summer.

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Put in the bottom row today:  HPIM3166.JPG

 

I still need to back-fill with a wheelbarrow load of dirt.  The gray pipe is the overflow for the rainwater tank inside the fenced in box at the top, couldn't put it underground because of a big root & the Dwarf Alberta Spruce.  I have the blocks for the top row, but will wait until the plants die down to finish it.  Not sure what I'll do with the outer edge yet!  ~~  Lowell


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 06:16 PM

Looking good!

I bet you started [and quit] early with this heat!  :(


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Looking good!

I bet you started [and quit] early with this heat!  :(

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Just did a little at a time, shade w/chair & fan was just 8 feet away, along with a towel to wipe the sweat off the specks!   ~~  Lowell



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Posted August 25, 2014 - 07:15 PM

Looks good and a lot of work there. Taking care of the pup with a nice watering bowl and fire hydrant.


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Posted August 25, 2014 - 07:21 PM

Came out very good, i see so much potential plantings.


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