Here’s my latest project. I got the idea from the North Texas Gardner’s Facebook page. We just had foundation work done along this barren side of the house that’s always been a messy storage area for miscellaneous stuff.
It’s always had drainage issues from the downspout to the right, plus my neighbor told me it floods his yard every time it rains.
So I dug a trench from the downspout and along the fence line to the front of the house and put in a pipe and filled it in. Then installed a weed barrier. I already had the concrete steppingstones that were used for my son’s motorcycle that is now long gone.👏👏👏.
Then filled in with the rocks (900 pounds) which I hauled one bag at a time. Now I have a 4’x28’ blank canvas to play with. Water won’t be a problem with 3 sprinklers along the wall but it does get about 5-6 hours of intense western sunlight plus radiant heat into the evening. Whatever goes in there will have to withstand the punishing Texas sun including me.