Blog series by Dan Lyke consisting of 2 parts so far

Part 1: I can dig it

01-31-2011 07:28 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

The city of Petaluma offered a deal where they’d give you appropriate materials for sheet mulching, some drip irrigation components, and a discount of plants if you’d convert your water hungry lawn to something else. We decided that’d be a good idea, but our front lawn was smaller than the minimum area for delivery. Since our long-term plans include doing away with most of the back lawn we decided to do it all at once. We had some plans drawn up by a local garden designer...

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Part 2: Stoned

01-31-2011 07:38 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

Holy crap, I’m tired. The rocks came Sunday, the boulders were delivered mostly into place. The delivery guy and I used leverage and careful shoveling to get the last 6” of fine adjustment on that big one, which I’m told weighed in at 1600 lbs. The littler one I can move, kind of, and we’ll be adjusting location. The flagstones themselves probably ran up to about 200 lbs, so i could move ‘em carefully. Charlene and I spent most of the day carefully leve...

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