Garden Renovation: Days 4 & 5 – Finishing Drainage & Beginning Structure Layout
After the rain on Sunday, we weren’t expecting a whole lot of activity on Monday. We were surprised!
The drain lines are finished! The white PVC pipes sticking up are the irrigation lines for the raised beds. They piled the extra dirt from the trenches through the middle of where the raised beds will be. It is interesting, because you can see that the top 3-6″ was nasty compacted clay, but the soil from below that is a fairly sandy soil. Probably a sandy clay loam. We will probably haul out the big chunks of compacted clay and then spread the rest of the soil for the bottom of the raised beds. There will also be a couple more inches of gravel that will go over the whole walkway area once the beds are in place. Then the gravel will be covered with mulch.