turf elimination round two

here are some photos from this weekend’s turf elimination round.  after the recent rain we’ve had, it was an extra weighty workout getting it all out… and that was on top of the 85 degree temperature and 80% humidity… but i’m not complaining.

before

before...

during...

during...

during...

but wait...

should we just stop here?  no, better keep on going…

after...

after...

after

after, for now that is...

the dark line in the middle of the bed was were the bed line used to be…

after

after

the bulk soil place closed before we finished, and it rained today, so we’ll have to wait till later this week to get more soil/compost mix to raise the height of the bed.  and then we’ll have to get gravel and more stone to raise, level and finish the edge.  and then go plant shopping…  it’s a process, but the area already feels much more substantial and grounded than it was, especially when viewed from the porch (where we’ll really enjoy it).  in the meantime, i have plans to transplant some of the roses and the Lagerstroemia (that had the cutest little green lizard hanging out in it), and of course, take out more turf on the other side of the driveway…

Anolis carolinensis (green anole) sunning himself while we work away

Anolis carolinensis (green anole) sunning himself while we work away

to be continued…

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4 thoughts on “turf elimination round two

  1. and so it grows! 🙂
    I do miss the lizards in TX.
    What’s the little tree at the back of the new bed and where ya gettin’ your edging stones? I’m impressed you really gravel-n-level ’em!

    • the tree at the back (as you’re looking toward virginia, the big ol’ dead oak, is an avocado… one of the trees we picked up at the fruit tree sale in january (that i still have yet to write about – maybe i will when they bear fruit). it just so happened to be at a great place to start/end the bed. plans to extend toward the fence are in the future… the edging stones were actually there in the existing foundation bed, so we pulled em out and are using them to keep the grass from coming back in. will probably place them on their sides and stack them higher for a more substantial wall/edge base. wanna come show off your mason skills?

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