The Great Wall Part Two
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.
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.
I dug out and removed the section of the old wall closest to the porch.
I replaced that part with crossties......
and put in a storm drain so the water off the roof wouldn't have to run down the around the wall.
After everything else was in place Mr. Haney went back to work, bring in topsoil.
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:
And more of the liriope, with the French drain ends showing at the bottom
And finally, Goldie posing at the top of the hill: