Fixing river slate retaining wall & raised bed
My father died a few years back and there are a couple of yard projects that I'd like to do for my mother.
The retaining wall that Dad built 50 years ago around the front yard has heaved out some river slate (from the nearby river) after the warm/cold/warm weather we've been having.
There is also a slanted raised bed (lower in front, higher in back) for bulbs in the front yard made of the same slate that last year suddenly overgrew with grass. Some bulbs have pushed through the grass - a not so nice naturalized look - and are blooming now. I figured I'd dig out the soil, bulbs and all after the foliage has ripened and died away so that I can divide them and replant but I'm afraid that I'll make the slate tumble inward and I'm not sure how he built this walled bed anyway (before my time, not even a twinkle in his eye yet!)