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Gravel and the ever encroaching Bermudagrass. All the beds between the
auction and the driveway are raised as that's where the bulk of the
runoff comes from. Then through the gate into the back yard where I have
diverted and redirected the natural flow. Back yard slopes naturally
downhill which keeps the water away from the house, which is good.
Another load of rocks from Oklahoma should take care of the few
remaining wash out spots. Put hardwood mulch in those areas for now -
it's too heavy to float away like cedar.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Marge Talt
Sent: 6/7/2004 2:06:49 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net

> Wouldn't it be nice of old Ma Nature could find it in her heart to be
> just a bit more even-handed with her weather.  It's either all or
> nothing at all.  I'm so glad you're getting water from the sky, but
> do wish it wasn't accompanied by torrential downpour and high winds
> and hail...NOBODY needs hail; hate hail!
> "But the flooding from the street down the driveway and into the back
> yard has to be
> re-directed. "
> So, Pam, what's your driveway made out of?
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
> > We had another humdinger here last night! 5" of rain in about 2 1/2
> > hours - 50-60 mph winds. Been cleaning up all morning. Jesse - tell
> Neal
> > - MORE rocks please. That last load did a good job but there are
> still a
> > few places I get washout. No storm drains here, so when the streets
> > flood, the yards flood and my driveway turns into a river. And
> every
> > vehicle that goes by sends tidal waves into your yard. I've done a
> > pretty good job w/ raised beds and rocks placed to divert the flow
> > considering my major was history and not civil engineering. Anyone
> heard
> > from Noreen or Scottie? My power went off around 8pm last night and
> > didn't come back until 3am or so, so couldn't get any news here.
> Rich
> > darlin' - pour yourself a glass of tea and take a little break from
> the
> > rain dancing for a week or two! We sure needed this though, just
> not the
> > wind and hail.
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