We’re getting started! This was our first day of major yard work/yard construction. It was a ton of work, mainly because Zach is a bit of a perfectionist, but also because we built a huge garden bed with huge 6X6 lumber pieces. We wanted a bed that would last, not bow out eventually from the weight of soil, and we used cedar because it’s safe for the food, and won’t rot nearly as fast as other woods (which are generally treated with cedar to prolong their lives). Surprisingly, it wasn’t much more expensive than building a nice regular raised bed, because we called around to lumber yards and found one with great deals on shorter, 4 foot-long pieces.
The only things we have left to do with this particular bed is to build up a stone retaining wall around it, to keep the dirt from falling, to fill it with garden soil (and prep it for that), and to create a mulch path around the bed so we don’t have grass around it, and so it’s nice to walk around. We will put in the irrigation system in May, along with a new sprinkler system in the backyard.
Anyway! I’ll just post pictures and let them mostly speak for themselves.
There is still quite a lot to do, and I’ll try my best to document everything, at least via pictures. Thank you for taking this journey with me!
Until next time.