Like most houses, I have a slightly slopped area covered in centipede and Bermuda parallel to the road where rain water has flown for 15 years. Early this spring a gully-washer formed a trench that turned the area into a small Grand Canyon, 8-12 inches deep. I put standard size gravel in the trench to prevent further washing until I could work on it. Since then we have had two more heavy rains; both times the runoff wasted the gravel into my unhappy neighbor's yard. Each time I have
had to collect the gravel and return it to my yard. I have now put old bricks along the trench to slow down further erosion. I also put in larger gravel (apple-size) between the bricks. I worked "top-soil" into the gravel and left about three inches of soil on top. Two questions:1. Did I do the right thing or did I create a mess?2. What should I plant? It's late October in mid-Georgia.Bill in Williamson, GA
Commented on Oct 29, 2012
Planting"water loving plants" in front of my house along to road side is notdesirable. I'm no
expert but it seems that concentrating all the water flow into one tight area (a drain tile) would discharge the water at the property line at more powerful rate creating a worse situation for my neighbor. I have planted fescue and have put down haystraw to try to slow down any erosion until the seeds germinate. By summer the other grasses should start taking over the area with fescue.
I built a shop and would like to add a natural gas heater since we have an all electric house. I know NOTHING about natural gas.
1. What size/type tank should I get?
2. Lease or buy?
3. While we're at it, my wife would like to have a gas stove and I would like to have an emergency heater in the house for when we lose electricity. Could this be tied in with the same tank or should I have two tanks?
What are your feelings about having a hot tub in a bathroom? A friend told me theirs made so much noise, it was not practical to use. Admittedly, it would only be used maybe once a month relaxing after a hard day.
What about in other seasons? Bill in Williamson, GA
Commented on Oct 11, 2011
Walter, Why do I need to remove the leaves since the worms are not a problem during this time
or year? Is it because they are in the ground and any mulch would protect them? If so, I need to remove all mulch. Or are they active on the plant now and I just don't see them? Can I remove the leaves before the first frost hits? The leaves would be easier to manage...