#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210808
Saturday we “finished” the front bed.
A bunch of kneeling and crawling in the hot and sticky.
Then 40 cubic feet (1.5 cu yd) of top soil.
Wrangling 40 bags is easier than shoveling from a pile, but the plastic bag waste is…troubling.
Those are sweet almond bushes. They have a huge, and wonderful scent.
We’ll fill in the spaces with small, native butterfly attracting palms.
A good rain will clean everything off.
Sunday we put up the gazebo for some shade and in the 96 degrees plus humidity built the last two growing beds.
They are about half done
We still have to fill them, build the side fence to screen in the a/c, and add the trellis slats.
There is a space to walk between the two beds.
The foreground one, the ‘nursery bed’ is a bit taller and will also have a screen cover.
One, maybe two more weekends on this, then there’s one last short fence to put up.
We only have to dig one hole for that and then no more digging holes except for planting.
Likely in October, when things cool a bit, we’ll get back to adding the remaining rocks and plantings to the pond (remember the pond?)
And that will end the construction.
We have a solution for the floating island. Stay tuned.
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