garden projects 2012
|patio area looking north, small lawn area remains, dry well added, planting areas added|
|transition from vegetable garden to patio|
The property consisted of a large lawn and a few small flower beds. Our goal was to remove the lawn and make room for a vegetable garden, as well as add a patio and extend the garden for habitat.
|vegetable garden cleared and raised beds formed|
There were also existing issues with water drainage that we wanted to address. A single downspout handles about 1/3 of the water runoff from the roof. This could cause significant problems if not properly accounted for in our planning. Also, a second downspout has the water from two roof lines routed through it and it was causing overflow and flooding in the garage through the man door.
And finally, the existing planting was overgrown and had not been maintained. We are in the process of transplanting much of the nursery stock, but we have also removed a good deal of overgrowth.
I have uploaded several photos and will begin to review each project area.