Looks like it's recovering nicely!
Only problem that I have with the piping to the road is that there's a negative grade toward the house, and the house is on a supported slab. I'm pretty sure when the house was built, the now low spot was a crown, with swales along both sides leading toward the back yard. There are noticeable swales along the side and the rear of the lot, but over the years, the ground has gotten compacted, and a low spot has just developed in several places. As I look at the lot now, there's still water in the back yard, but the water in the front has gone away. :banana:cnet24 said:Not sure what the cost looks like compared to grading, but have you considered installing some type of drain for the low spots? I have a low spot in my backyard before a slight hill that collects standing water (although not as bad as what you are dealing with) and the drain does a good enough job draining it.
I might recommend a pop-up style, running the piping to the road and letting it drain there. Maybe I should have provided this input before you planted the grass due to the trenching of the pipe :roll: Something like this might help:
Thanks friend, your renovation looks great too. It's pretty darn amazing how we can get to enjoy the fruits of our labor in a relatively short time period.pennstater2005 said:I still can't believe that happened to your reno. It looks like it's starting to come along judging by your pictures.
Thanks for the compliment Nick. Sure thing, I'll have one written up tomorrow. It was just hot as blazes today, with the heat index around 107, and I didn't do much in the way of yard work, just a light watering, and a mow the day before. I've got a few things to share that I found to be pretty neat. I might start a new thread like @wardconner, and just call it my journalJ_nick said:Hey CK how about an update. I saw some newer pics over on a cool season watering thread it's looking good.
The thing is, I didn't apply any PGR in the front yard, just in my back yard where I'm trying to get the grass to thicken up. I wanted to see how far I could get it on seed, fert and water alone.Movingshrub said:At what point are you going to stop the PGR application for the year?