‘Tis the season in the North-Western US. You know what I’m talking about. Rains until you can’t walk in your yard because you leave 4” deep tracks from your footsteps. So much rain, your neighbor hand digs a trench to divert water into your yard and toward your foundation. For 42 years, I have lived in Clark County, Washington. For ALL of those years, it has rained and rained and rained. I am often puzzled by the lack of rain in other areas of our beautiful country, and how I can send some lovin’ in the form of liquid sunshine their way. But, that’s a whole other story.
What can a homeowner do during the Fall, Winter, and Spring when the Northwest is in the deluge season (as I like to call it)? Here are a few suggestions that will help when water becomes a problem in your yard:
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For months, I've been admiring the pages of Pinterest and beautiful yards that only a Queen can dream of. Long sweeping, rock and brick retaining walls that level out once steep banks dot the pages of my favorite escape. Lying in bed at night, I dream of what my lawn, that apparently has some rare form of leprosy...would look like lush and green. Page after page, I drool over the gorgeous Roman block and flagstone retaining walls that I surely would have to sell my left kidney to afford.