The first thing we needed to do was get rid of the rock. ALL.THE.ROCK. That turned out to be a bigger task than anticipated. The white rock was about 8" thick in most places and the retaining walls were FILLED TO THE BRIM! No wonder no plants could grow in them! We had a friend who wanted the rock for his acreage and could bring a skid loader and dump trailer to haul it. (We totally won on that deal.) We also hired three football guys to come scoop rock. (You're welcome, family members that we did not ask to help with this rotten task). It took 5 guys a total of about 5 hours and that was after Adam had already done much of the prep/back yard work.
|All the rock is out!|
Ryan helped plant the big topiary.
|Swimming fully clothed.|