Saturday, April 24, 2010

finishing the septic system

After installing the septic tank, we added some drainage to the yard since we've had a soggy spot behind the house for as long as we lived here. So we had our contractor dig us an additional ditch along the low section and added perforated drainage pipe with filter fabric and gravel along the wet area.

Had our contractor backfill everything, then I repaired the fence, reseeded the lawn, and covered everything with straw. Then we waited 2 weeks for it to rain. That's right--two weeks of bone-dry April in the 80s. Finally it's nearing the end of April and Mother Nature has finally decided to water our lawn and garden. And the weather is cooling down. An inverted temperature curve for the month. Whatever, I hope to see green any day now...

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