Friday, November 30, 2012

Sink holes

The sinkholes on holes #2 and #4 are almost repaired.  Both were caused by corrosion of the corrogated metal pipe that was used for the drain lines.  In both cases, seperations of pipe joints helped to cause the sinkholes also.  Once the repairs are complete on both holes they will get sodded at the same time.
#2 sinkhole before repair
#2 sinkhole after repair
#4 sinkhole before

#4 sinkhole, drain box and drainage piping exposed

concrete drain box removed, 6 pipes entering, 2 pipes leaving
24" corrogated metal pipe, joint smashed and seperated, big hole for  dirt to fall into

36"x24" ADS plastic tee installation, new drainage

36inch stack rising to finish grade, ready to connect incoming pipes
deep hole, inside of 36inch stack

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Herb Garden

We are currently preparing an herb garden adjacent to the halfway house.  Once it is complete our Bay Oaks Garden Club will take it over and grow fresh herbs and possibly vegetables down the road for Chef to use.  Below are some pictures of our progress.

The area tends to hold water so we drilled drainage holes through the concrete wall to allow extra water to escape.  The 2 inch gravel layer below the soil acts as a drain to keep the soil from staying overly saturated.
spreading gravel drainage layer

We used a mix of native topsoil, organic garden mix, sand and mulch to form the soil used in the garden.
soil mix being placed over gravel

soil mix spread and ready for irrigation installation