We have been busy with a few little projects around the yard and house lately. One is taking care of some annoying wiring. Zach pulled off sections of the exterior temporarily on the east and west wall of the house to add in outlets in the bedroom, run networking and HDMI cables.
Another project is reclaiming our creek from overgrowth. We cleared a lot of brush from here this winter with help of my parents. This spring and summer the weeds came back full force. Right beyond the green clump ahead, the creek widens and gets deeper and the weeds disappear.
Clearing our side of the creek along the driveway revealed our sad looking retaining wall. We have some erosion problems in the front yard and sand likes to wash across the driveway. We figure on replacing this retaining wall this winter when it is much cooler. That will help hold the soil in place.
We also cleared the tall shrubs we had between the tall cypress and pine trees along the driveway. We would like to replant with some small shrubs and hostas, but that will happen after the new retaining wall is in place.
We have a large poplar tree in the backyard, just off our deck near the canal. Since it is on a slope the root system is quite unique. We had a small herd of potted plants sitting around the garage since we've moved in. Put both together, and we have a new home for bunch of potted plants. Making that area a small garden negates the tripping hazard. We might put some mulch around it yet.