In this video, Lee Gilliam, the newest member of the Ask This Old House family, teams up with landscaping contractor Jenn Nawada to help a homeowner whose yard has been going downhill.
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Sloped yards can be a challenge, especially when they wash away in rainy weather. Rather than allowing his front yard to continue crumbling and covering his sidewalk, a homeowner decided to call the experts at Ask This Old House for help. With the newest team member, Lee Gilliam, eager to get to work, Jenn Nawada heads out on a road trip to solve this homeowner’s problem.
Where to find it?
Lee and Jenn find a landscape solution for a homeowner dealing with an over-mulched
and under-loved sloped front yard.
To start, Lee and Jenn use shovels [https://homedepot.sjv.io/jrD36Z] to carefully dig up existing plants to be replanted.
To get rid of the excess mulch, Lee and Jenn raked down the mulch into manageable
piles to be recycled elsewhere.
To relocate the boulders, Lee and Jenn use a tree dolly [https://homedepot.sjv.io/LXoqdo].
To aerate the soil, Lee uses a rototiller [https://homedepot.sjv.io/PyY9dN]. This will prep the soil for the new plantings. A rototiller can be found at a local home store.
After staging they use shovels to dig and plant the ground cover and other selected
plants. Lee suggests planting in threes, for a more natural look.
To help the newly added plants thrive, Jenn adds organic plant food [https://homedepot.sjv.io/Jzo0d7] to the soil when backfilling.
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