Filling in the garden area

I can't believe spring is already here. We are really trying to get things rolling with the garden area but it's been a ton of work. To save money on the retaining wall we agreed to fill in the area ourselves. First we had to get a bunch of gravel to fill in by the wall for good drainage. Cameron did one load in his truck but it was heavy so he couldn't take much. Thankfully, Cameron was able to borrow a trailer from a friend so one more load after that and it was done.

 The wall got some color. And yeah the stumps need to go! They are an eyesore now next to the finished wall.


Next up was to fill it with dirt. Last week was free compost week so we filled the whole thing with compost. I am still doing a mix of raised beds and traditional so I think it will be beneficial to have the compost nice and deep. It took a lot of compost!! Cameron would get a load at lunch and unload it, then another after work and did that for 5 days.

After the gravel was put in, we laid landscape fabric over it to keep dirt out but still let things drain.

We are still working on getting things finished and leveled out. I will post a picture when its done.