Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Jesse Preparing the yard for sod, landscaping with tiller
Since the home is on a place of a demolished building, that the City of St Cloud owned, the new housing was created on somewhat of a landfill. Sue had talked to me on the phone of various chunks of concrete that she extracted from the soil. After some test tilling in the front yard, we discovered a variety of micro soil zones. More black dirt where the water drains to each neighbor and a hard pan in the back yard. Here is Jesse turning up the soil to get aeration down to 6 -8" which is recommended for soil prep for sod placement. Now to discern how much black dirt, with more organic matter to purchase and spread on various low spots and low organic areas for long term sod health, for me, sod that is not dependent on the high water volume and inorganic fertilizer cycle. I pray for support to have a sustainable, simple home and yard for Jesse, that is beautiful and easy to maintain. Sue, Jesse, Amy and I shared a vision for a Ginkgo tree, as a first statement for disease resistance and longevity.
Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba