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Old 02-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #11
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Before I can give any advice I would like to know the size of your property.



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Before I can give any advice I would like to know the size of your property.
I'm focusing on the back yard and it's roughly 40 yards x 40 yards or 14400 sq ft. I've got the room to do what I want but I will have to make every sq ft count. It's currently wide open without a single bush or shrub so it looks larger than it is but that will change quick once I start adding stuff. There's a row of trees on two of the property lines with my neighbors that a hedge row should blend in well with, and my property is on the sunny side of all trees so sun light isn't a problem.


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Here's something interesting for catching rain water for a koi pond, but the water could be used for anything. This would be too big for me but it's a good idea if you have the room and it's basically a cistern.


And here is a good example of using herbs for both decoration but also having something useful. This is also an example making a vegetable garden part of the landscaping. Figs were used as hedges at Mt. Vernon as well.


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Check your local and state laws/postition on retaining rain water.
Here in Washington State, we were always encouraged to retain water.

The current liberal think is that we don't have rights to the water that falls on us, in fact they tax it. (StormWater Runoff).

Some locales and States have made it illegal to retain water.

I have asked the county to prevent any water from falling on my property that they feel is theirs and give me the rest for my use.

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