Sunday, May 13, 2012

Front Yard Transformation, Part 2

Friday's task: digging trenches for the irrigation, cleaning up and hauling off waste.
With all the old sod removed, it was time to dig trenches, another labor-intensive job.  By the grace of God and through some friends' recommendations, I was able to find 2 necessary people: someone who owned a trencher and someone who was adept at hand trenching.  Because of the Georgia red clay and gravel near the sidewalk and house, hand trenching was awful.  The trencher was used for areas far away from the lines and then we hand trenched near the lines.  After hand trenching for almost 8 hours, it was time to clean up, another load of yard waste in each truck, and time to rest up for the weekend.

 The only line cut: the cable.  Luckily, it was an easy fix.  The line was marked incorrectly, being a good foot and a half off from where the line actually was, plus, it was only buried 1.5 inches deep.  Thanks, Comcast and you're welcome for providing you with a free trench to use and properly bury the line.

 The side yard

View from our front door
More to come....

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