I know I haven’t shared any of the rest of the landscape photos with you guys, but I made a dry stream bed with a big swale to collect water during downpours so we don’t experience the standing water that we have over the last few years. I expected the standing water to get worse after we tore out the junipers, and it seems as though it probably would have…. had I not dug out and installed the swale. A few weeks ago was our first real rainstorm since summer. Worked like a charm! I am excited for the bulbs that I planted to take advantage of the spring rains…..
We have a little more fine tuning to do…. Changing the slope into the swale a wee bit and making sure the gutters stay clear, but all in all… very successful!