Sometimes it seems like we tend to un-do a lot (probably too much!) of what we've done at our house.
For instance, when we first moved onto our property, it was so sloped in places that it was pretty much un-usable.
We had big plans for this area which is right at the entrance, but nothing wanted to grow there. What was originally supposed to be gorgeous flower beds got taken over by some Bermuda grass which was a pain to mow and not what we wanted there at all.
So, this weekend we got busy!!
While my husband ripped out two of the rock walls working carefully around the Live Oaks and our treasured Magnolia tree.
Here is what it looked like after he took out the lower level wall. Believe me...it got worse before it got better!
Never mind the fact that it looked like a bomb had exploded!
And then he hopped on the backhoe and started building a new rock wall...one rock at a time.
While I was the "lucky one" on the ground with numerous fun items at my disposal such as the shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, level, etc...
Its a lot like piecing a jigsaw puzzle together...each rock has to fit just right and everything has to be level.
After two rows of rock we called it a day. We plan to put one more layer on and continue the curve until it dies out naturally into the existing slope. Then we will fill it all in with loads of dirt. In the end the ground will be probably 18" higher and with even less of a slope and better soil, hopefully, we can have the lush garden area we've dreamed about.