This past weekend Jeff and Aaron worked hard to finish the wheelbarrow path and a swale in the backyard. Excuse the photos, they didn't turn out very well because of the shadows from the pergola. And they covered up the path with plastic again, so I can't take more yet.
disconnected our downspouts a few years ago, we need to manage all of our rainfall on site.
Since originally digging this path, Jeff changed the plan and decided to add a French drain in the path to collect the rain fall and channel it into a swale near the base of the path.
At the end, they filled the gaps with quarter minus gravel. To test the water drainage, they watered down the path for several minutes until the water started draining into the swale. Success!!
This is the insect mix we picked up from Concentrates.