Episode-63- Pave The Way To A Better Life And Stay Out Of The Mud

muddy path
path before fix
path being fixed
pathway covered

    

fixed pathway final
New walkway with clover on the sides

Problems posed if left ignored: sliding, rain runoff, more mud Tasks considered and carried out:

  1. slow down water flow with a straw filled swale along north side of the walkway
  2. landscape edging on both sides – real easy to work with and strong
  3. build up south side with top soil, peat moss, potting soil, hummus/manure to make the gulley more level
  4. Sowing the soil with winter rye and white Dutch clover
  5. Covering with a layer of straw to keep moist
  6. More pebbles to fill in the cracks
  7. Watering to ensure growth

 Results

  • Much more stable path now
  • Easy to transport trash cans to and from the curb
  • Can ride my bike over it.
  • Anticipating the heavy spring rains to see if this system work
  • Looking forward to what it will look like after the rye and white Dutch clover take hold

Resources

Song of The Day- Radiohead  – Go To Sleep – Video

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