I’ve had a project going on this spring which has been getting in the way of pretty much all layout work. Am I the only one? It’s sort of garden related, and goes near the layout, so maybe it qualifies for mention here.
This drama began in 2016 when a few of our trees blew down near the neighbor’s house. This led to more trees being taken down for safety, and all of them being chopped up in short sections. The chopping was a lot cheaper than having the trees hauled away.
I used those bits to create a planter edging thing which separated the lawn from the wild stuff.
It was all fine for a couple years. But after 6 years those log bits became food for bugs and woodpeckers. I always knew I’d have to put in something permanent, and i promised my better half that this would be the year.
The solution arrived in March, in the form of 4 pallets of concrete retaining wall block from Home Depot.
Long story short, I’ve been using every rain-free weekend in April and March to clear those stinkin’ logs, rake out a new bed, put down ground cloth, and lay 2 layers of these blocks.
Yesterday saw the completion of the final section of this, woo hoo!
And I figgered where to put the extra pallet I should never have bought.
I’m very happy to have this behind me. For now.
Lesson learned: get rid of the tree trunks at the git go!!