Road Verge Remake

I live in Oregon so I guess I’m supposed to call it a Curb strip or Parking strip but come on, road verge, the aussies got it right.

Aside from looking pretty lame it annoys the crap out of me every time I have to mow it.  So it’s out; mulch, tumbleweed and some desert grass are on their way in.

Before
August 12, 2013
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You can see my initial test with and edging spade. After an hour of that it was clear some gas powered 2-stroke engines would be required.

Day 1

About 10 hours later after a lawn mower, rototiller, an edging spade and a mouth full of dust…

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Compost, mulch and some soil layers will be added next.

The Pathfinder comes through with 2 yards of soil.

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Next was some tree research as the city claimed they would provide us trees if we designated what we would like.

After much deliberation at a nearby park which displayed all the available trees the city had to offer the decision was made.

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6 months later the city delivered on their promise.  Soon after we also had 5 yards of mulch delivered.

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Unfortunately I was recovering from a herniated disc so it was all Michelle.

But the results turned out fantastic with comments of lawn envy from neighbors. The best complement we never expected.

After
April 28, 2014

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We also replaced the horrible looking shrub on the corner with a nice Japanese Maple and small grasses.

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