Sunday, June 22, 2008

Front Rock Wall Part One

There's a house up on the east slope of Mt Tabor (a few blocks from me) that inspired me to take on this summer project of recreating the front landscape. That's the reason for the previous posts of moving the rhodadendrun and butterfly bush, and finishing the front to back separation fence. They told me the crew they hired took most of the summer to build the dry stack landscape wall. Rather than use mortar, the rocks are placed on top of one another and fitted to match the contour of the shape created.

The first step is to create the desired contour using a garden hose:

The hose is flexible enough to bend and such, but also remains at place when it's time to dig out the shape created:

Here is the first layer of rock placed. It was from the original rock wall that I threw together a few years ago. I wish I would have taken before picture because it looked really lame:

Progress so far. There's still a lot to do


Anonymous said...

WOW! You make it look so easy. So far it looks wonderful, I can't wait to see additional pictures! The idea of using the hose as a guide is great. Keep up the awesome work!

Anonymous said...

It still looks lame. No it doesn't, it looks vastly improved and especially impressive even without 'before' picture!

guess which sister...

Jan Marie said...

Looks fabulous.