Berm for new path
Yellow clay clods from excavation of Wisteria Bed were used to form a berm on the high side of the new path (‘new’ a few weeks ago!) and covered with chipped leaves. The berm runs from the entrance of the path around to the stump, and then from the stump to the fence. This should help hold the water coming downhill from Ann’s woods, help keep the variegated periwinkle and stump wet longer, and keep moisture inside the decaying area of the stump where the Alexandrian Laurel is planted. I had kept some chipped leaves on top of the path while it settled in and became more firm, and am using rocks on the front side so the rain won’t wash it away. Today after building the berm I raked the leaves off the top of the path and was surprised and very pleased that the path now has a bit more definition.