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Re: Sandy and Your Garden
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2013, 11:25:22 AM »
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  • our patio/backyard was a horrible mudpit post-Sandy. We had privacy hedges that were sad after Irene and i figured would be worse after Sandy. They were also messy and took up too much space. We didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted to come up with a solution that would minimize mud (especially with 5 dogs), maximize drainage, and hopefully protect the plants from another storm. So, i ordered a bunch of livestock troughs from a farm supply place and ta-da! pea gravel keeps things neat and allows for drainage, plants seem happy (check out the peaches!) and the backyard is now enjoyable, for a fairly small investment.
     


     

     


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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #31 on: August 07, 2013, 05:03:05 PM »
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  • Lovely!!

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    Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #32 on: August 07, 2013, 05:10:34 PM »
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  • Damn that looks nice!


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    Re: Sandy and Your Garden
    « Reply #33 on: August 08, 2013, 01:57:01 AM »
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  • there are some apples, blueberries, strawberries, and heeps of herbs in the pictures as well.  Container gardening certainly has its benefits, or trough gardening in our case, when dealing with a small space.  It gives you the opportunity to treat each container like a separate garden.  It was a brown trout ton of work that in hind site was well worth it.  Feel free to check it out sometime.  The new front yard gardens came out pretty epic as well.  I have no pictures, sorry.
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