In the continuing saga that is my backyard we have moved onto phase 2, landscaping. By landscaping I don't mean adding a couple of pretty flowers. We are moving, no, making mountains (aka berms). Check out phase one in the post Garden: Revolution. The plan is to flood irrigate grass from the canal behind our house, so it was important that the land be graded for that purpose. We took bids from 3 local companies. One was really low but wasn't willing to grade the land the way I wanted. The second was full of great ideas, but would have cost a small fortune. Thankfully, Cutting Edge Lawn Company came in with a reasonable bid and was perfectly happy to grade the land accordingly. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for landscaping/gardening help here in the Treasure Valley. The project took two days and I didn't have to lift a finger. That's the kind of landscaping help I can appreciate!
|Here comes the mighty Bobcat Excavator! And a quick glimpse at the yard before the destruction.|
|Plucking dead trees from the ground.|
|Porter was in big machine heaven.|
|Midday it looked like this. There was a lot more topsoil than the gardener expected so he was able to do some really big berms around the edges. It's awesome.|
|Meanwhile, Porter ate raspberries. Hurray!|
|Hands down his most favorite food of all time.|