I realised that I hadn’t updated you on the work I had done to the trench on Friday afternoon, so here we go:
Once I had dug out the line for the front of the grass level I am planning to put it in, I then became curious to see just how far back the first level of the garden was actually going to be. So with the ground drying out quite well, I got out the measuring tape and lay it down to see just how far up the garden the new lawn would go.
At first glance I was mortified just how much of my precious planting space the lawn was going to take up. It felt like at least 50% of the garden was going to be swallowed up by the new lawn.
What also struck me was the amount of soil that I was going to have to remove from this area in order to get the flat, lush lawn I want. I guess this just goes to prove that I don’t do things by halves!
I guess-timated that the top edge of the lawn would stop right in front of the palm tree on the left hand side and about 1/2 a foot in front of the Laurel tree on the right hand side.
So, with spade in hand, I continued to dig the trench up the side of the fencing panels to help me get more a visual idea of where the lawn boundary was going to come to. Now unfortunately, there wasn’t really the time to do a bit of sly hiding of evidence today so I just put all of the removed soil into a pile under the pylon.
I dug out the 10 foot length and was quite pleased with the result. After doing this it gave me a clear visual indication as to what I was dealing with. The photograph below gives a clearer picture (the space against the fence is the end of the 10 foot trench).
What with re-potting the Peony I was quite pleased with what I achieved on Friday 🙂