Property border project completed and extended…
Remember this project – the one where I set out to define our property line? It is done! Well, kind of…but more on that in a minute.I got my hands on endless truck loads of free rocks (feels like endless piles when you are moving them from the ground into a truck) so I jumped on it! From the main street, the rocks clearly define my garden from the neighbours yard, and it also makes our property look bigger. No more wondering, what yard is what yard. I like that. And my sweet neighbour got really into it and planted lavender all along it – gotta love that! It will look pretty and block their mower weed seeds a wee bit from flying over here.
Now here is where the project gets bigger. I mean…I could hardly do one side and not the other! Right?! So here is the other side of our property line now defined as well. But I am not stopping here, truckloads of free rocks may as well be diamonds to me. I am not even kidding you!
The front beds are now also lined with rocks just in time for my re-design of this area. I also decided to go ahead and line the rest of the beds to cover up the metal edging that I am not wild about. This project just got a whole lot bigger. But with free rocks and a friends truck, I am going for it!!! (as long as my body keeps up with my mind-OUCH I AM SORE!)
The borders will look a lot better after I backfill them with decomposed granite and cover up that edging entirely. I wish I knew then what I know now – I would have skipped that metal edging entirely. Although that would have taken all the fun out of it…Ha! Yeah right. Makes me feel better though.Here is a close-up of one of my favorite rocks. All of these rocks are from Texas and therefore true to place. I think rocks and substrates in general from WHERE YOU LIVE are much more natural looking and beautiful than buying them from somewhere else entirely. Or maybe that is just too exotic for my taste (meaning expensive. Ha!). So in my San Antonio garden, you will see a whole lot of Texas limestone, Texas pinky-sparkly granite, and Texas cedar mulch baby!
Okay – it is time to take the kids out to chase the chickens while mama has an ice cold beer – Texas beer of course (although I do wish it was a Canadian beer!)