Landscaping the exterior
After all of these years we are getting sick and tired of tracking in
sand everytime anyone comes in the house. So now we are switching
over to top soil! Not really, it will be dirt for a while but as
soon as possible we will be planting grass, possibly stepping stones,
and the terraces will be devoted to flowers and herbs for the
We begun by preparing a bed where the blocks will be placed.
of the area where we will have the widest area of lawn.
the area will overlook the lake.
started laying blocks at the north end.
detail with 4 ft. well rounds for a tree at the end.
of the first row
with Spot enjoying the sun.
Layout of the
southern end of the first row.
of the second row of block for the first terrace.
the back of the second row, notice the construction of the blocks.
Back of the second
blocks after they have all been put in place.
Covering the "feet" with the fabric grid in the second row.
Covering the "feet" of the blocks and the grid, there still is
some straightening of the blocks to be done.