Today we’re working in the backyard. These gravel filled ditches were built to capture the water from a natural spring. The idea was a good one but there were two flaws. First, they took the water and drained it through the curb and down the street. What happen when you have an endless supply of water draining into the street? You get 100′ or more of mold running down the middle of the street that never goes away. We fixed that by installing a pump and running the water into their sewer line.
The other problem is the client has had long stripes of gravel running across their lawn. We’re digging out the top layer of gravel, adding soil and installing sod over the top. Dr. H is delighted that her years of staring at gravel stripes will soon be over.