Waterfront Property

May 29, 2013

We had our first real, hard rain in almost 2 years.  When we get almost an inch of rain in 10 or 15 minutes, the water runoff from all the houses up the hill engulf our yard as it washes down the hill. In the below picture, there is a 12″ x12″ drain to the [...]

Front Rose Bushes

May 18, 2012

I spent a tremendous time pruning the six Yew bushes in our front landscaping.  They were overgrown and left untrimmed for far too long.  I finally gave up on them and started digging them out.  It was far more labor intensive than I expected. (You can also see the vinca flowers that I planted.  They’re [...]

Raise the AC Compressor

May 18, 2012

The ground around my house is sinking. My neighborhood has very large houses, with relatively small yards. It doesn’t take much rain to completely saturate my yard with rainwater. That combined with some very long spans of no rain has taken a toll on my yard. The concrete pad for the A/C compressor had sunken [...]