The Great Wall Part Two
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Once the trees were gone I ran a French drain around the base of the old wall and lined up straw bales to keep the dirt out of the woods.
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Then I used Mr. Haney and the dump trailer to put enough fill dirt below the wall to stabilize it and get the slope almost right.
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I dug out and removed the section of the old wall closest to the porch.
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I replaced that part with crossties......
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and put in a storm drain so the water off the roof wouldn't have to run down the around the wall.
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After everything else was in place Mr. Haney went back to work, bring in topsoil.
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Now we've only got to cover the slope with pine straw and plantings.
Seven years later, 2009, and I'll update with some shots of the current look.
Here's the out-fall of the storm drain:
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And more of the liriope, with the French drain ends showing at the bottom
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And finally, Goldie posing at the top of the hill:
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