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Garden Guardian A statue of the Chinese goddess Kwan Yin stands watch over a cluster of pretty coneflowers. Design by Virginia Rockwell

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retaining wall tip - You need the drain tile to wash the water away from your wall, especially with walls that are more than 2ft high

Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls.

Around the rock wall and around the house.

Great idea to landscape the side yard, grass is high maintenance and often useless in these areas. - have to do this by front door, basement window.maybe by all the basement windows.

Rain barrel details @Gail Regan Truax://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/how-to-build-a-rain-barrel

This is great since we don't have any outdoor hose hookups! How to Build a Rain Barrel. A dual barrel system that uses atmospheric pressure to equalize the water volume in both rain barrels. Use the water from your rain barrels to water your plants.

Loquat: the tree is fast growing and drought tolerant, with dense foliage that  can be pruned or espaliered to create a green wall. So useful is the loquat as an evergreen  ornamental that many people don't realize the clusters of fruit are actually edible.

The loquat tree is fast growing and drought tolerant, with dense foliage that can be pruned or espaliered to create a green wall. So useful is the loquat as an evergreen ornamental that many people don't realize the clusters of fruit are actually edible.

retaining wall tip - You need the drain tile to wash the water away from your wall, especially with walls that are more than 2ft high

Lay perforated drainage tubing at base Water-soaked soil is the worst enemy of retaining walls because it exerts enormous pressure behind the wall. Adding good drainage behind block or stone walls is crucial for long-lasting, bulge-free walls.