Friday, May 24, 2013

Okay, Okay, Okay

Well, I bit the bullet and started screening.  I am certain I did this all wrong but I am known for learning the hard way.

This is the area looked like before screening.

Screening in process


Then I started on the main area of the rose garden.  By the way, there is 13 feet between each sky pencil to give a perspective on dimension.

This took hours and it was very hot

Next I put bricks at the border.  The ground is not level so it is not flush so this will be a semi-formal garden :)

I will try to get them more flush.

I have five bags of no float red mulch

I use sod staples to pin the screen.

I may regret this but I use leaves for filler.

Then I top it with the mulch.

Finished down a gazillion to go.

Have sprinkler in place until the irrigation system is complete.

This is the type of irrigation system that will be put in place.

Journal Notes

I believe it was Nell from Secrets of a Seed Scatterer that told me about a water meter.  I found this four way analyzer that detects ph, light, moisture, and fertility.  I think I water too much in some places.
Our boys graduated this week so I was pretty exhausted with all the family in town.


NellJean said...

Proud parents, and the young men look pretty proud, too. What a milestone!

I don't think there's really a 'correct' way, there's just what works and what doesn't. As I was out tending my baby tomato plants this morning I was thinking about how we used to garden Daddy Mack's way, which was the only way whether we thought so or not.

I hope your meter is useful as to water. I found a pH meter in a box the other day. I think the water meter is more helpful.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

You are probably right. Thanks for that tip. I never could figure out if I was watering correctly or not. This year seems a bit "droughty" You are relatively close to me. Have you found that to be the case?

NellJean said...

When the grass crunches when I walk on it, I think it means drought.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

Unusually cool this morning. I am really going to appreciate that meter because sometimes when plants get wilty you automatically assume it's because of lack of water and not the heat. I remember in high school reading about tugor pressure. the meter will come in handy.