Landscape timber flower garden

Landscape timber flower garden

I build a landscape timber garden. We have a drainage problem around the front of our house. We came up with this to not only put flowers in, but raise the ground level to help drain the water around our house and down the hill. Now I need to raise the grade in front of the gardens to encourage water flow away from the house.

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50 Comments

  1. wellwisher 7 on December 14, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Too funny ‘ I don’t work for free’

  2. Sam P on December 14, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Very nice landscaping work. My wife is now adding to her Honey Do list. I have never seen tomatoes grown like that in hay bales. We are soon moving to far eastern North Carolina and I see your wife’s hay bail/tomato plant technique in my yard for sure.

  3. Zeph Ducheny on December 14, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Wow, those flower beds look great!

  4. holtsent on December 14, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Looking really nice.

  5. patriots1needed on December 14, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Looking great

  6. Mark acres on December 14, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Did that say 180 thats not good Brad and my wife likes the Roman toamtoes for saled and Taco more meat for them and there good for canning

  7. 454pakr on December 14, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    I love vine ripened love apples! The flower beds are looking GREAT! Will be so beautiful when all those flowers are in bloom. Nice work, BOTH of you! What wears you out is GETTING UP from the kneeling position, over and over again. Where are you getting all that soil?

  8. Oldtimer Lee on December 14, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Flower beds looking good. Wish I still had the energy it takes to do that kind of work. Enjoy being tired, because you worked for it, while you can! A note of caution. Be careful with fill around the base of that big tree. It can cause rot to set in. Fill, too deep, will kill the feeder roots that live near the surface. And, the flowers planted there will require more watering because that tree is going to drink it’s share of what’s given to them.

    Hope you get all this stuff associated with the thyroid meds straightened out (adjusted) soon. My better half was on a roller coaster for a while because certain heart meds created all sorts of thyroid problems.

    God Bless. Stay Cool! Stay SAFE, my friend.

  9. Volusia-ev on December 14, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Your wife makes a very good foreman. LOL

    The timber planters look really nice! It also looks like you’ll be having "Mater Sandwiches" in no time. YUM.

    I have the 3 AH Makita’s batteries for my Drill-Driver set too. 6 years old and still are powerful. They sure out last the 1.5 that originally came with the set.

  10. Greg Homestead on December 14, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Landscaping looks awesome you two!!
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    Have a Jesus filled day
    Greg in Michigan

  11. Jersey Jim on December 14, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Everything is looking really good. Hope the water stops washing everything away. I’m trying to get my sugars down too, I know how it feels. Prayers that it goes down for you.

  12. Linda G on December 14, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    You’re doing a great job, as usual! A couple of hard-learned tips: Spray the wood that comes in contact with the ground to keep termites from finding a ‘happy place’ to live….and respray every year or so as needed. Then – get yourself a really good ‘picture book’ on plants and flowers – especially PERENNIAL PLANTS – that grow well in your area. Perennials come in plans that love sun, part sun,, and shade. Annual plants grow and flower quickly, but you have to plan the ________ things again each year. If you choose perennials by height, spread, color, and time of the year that they flower, you can have color all year long – and they come back, bigger and better, every year! Don’t forget the beautiful colored leaf plants like ‘corals bells – heuchera’ – that come in all shades of green yellow, rust, red and hot pink. Their flowers are minimal, but the plants look great all year. You’re lucky, since in the South, many things that northern gardeners would call ‘annual’ (since it gets too cold for them to over-winter) – act more like ‘perennials’ – if they can take the coldest temps that your winters will usually get to. Perennials are a bit more costly, for well worth it. There is a saying about perennials: "The first year they ‘sleep’, the next year they ‘creep’, and the third year they ‘LEAP’!" That’s when they really take off and start growing like crazy! PM me for some book titles that would be helpful for you. Plant for years to come – then sit back and sit your coffee and enjoy the beauty without the backache! ;D

  13. David West on December 14, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    I know Brad.. How empty and lonely their life must be. Sad!… Now that the voice is back, do you feel like doing some more livestream? "Enquiring Minds" want to know… if there’s been anymore more contact with the guy who bought your house, the nosy neighbor across the fence, postmaster lady, fake news, world events, politics, do you still prep and store as much gas, water, and supplies as you did in Louisiana?

  14. Gidget Dupree-Hunnicutt on December 14, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    I can’t get my tomatoes to grow, the carrots have decided to not grow either.. the squash is running rampant and I have a volunteer pumpkin. I’ll try the hay bale next year

  15. Log Home on December 14, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Looking good, thought you were boycotting Home Depot?

  16. RBT on December 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I hate being negative but landscape timbers placed directly on the dirt will only last about 4 years and will rot unless you put something under them to get them off the ground. I know from experience. It’s more expensive but retaining wall bricks last forever.

  17. rchopp on December 14, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Your place is looking real nice, I have the same policy with my wife every new project requires a new tool.

  18. scott haddad on December 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    I’m envious of you my friend, my wife is glued to the couch and yours is a dynamo of energy. You are a lucky fellow!

  19. Chace Bryan on December 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Voice sounds normal again πŸ‘πŸΌ

  20. Uncle Bucks Forge on December 14, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Isn’t your wife suppose to be making you take it easy? It does look great though. When I got up this morning I had the shakes. My sugar was 82. I usually run in the 130’s. When I’m good that is.

  21. deenaj44 on December 14, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    looking awesome!

  22. Jeff's Freedom Garage on December 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    @
    BCtruck, rebuild, repair,repurpose – Finally, you’re using my saying in life, "I don’t work for free", @0:30, @0:46.

  23. Chris Robinson on December 14, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Man the landscaping is looking beautiful and those tomato plants are thriving! I will be planting in my garden boxes very soon but have had so much going on.

  24. Danny Dunnagan on December 14, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Things are looking great. watch that blood sugar that,s most of our call at the fire dept every day.

  25. Kevin and Debbie Projects Life on December 14, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Well, you waited 29 years to build her flowerbeds because you wanted to make sure the relationship would last. Good on ya for ensuring she didn’t just marry you for your money!

  26. tsx3214 on December 14, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Looking Great! Are those round vents you have in the porch/deck apron? Great idea they are.

  27. cavtroopermunoz on December 14, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Looking good on that landscaping BC. Ha! I heard your wife’s comment about finishing. My wife, the foreman, comes out of the house every once in a while to make sure I’m within specs then back inside. I bought her a hedge trimmer to get her out there with me. She likes her hedges just so. Bad back is no joke. Thankfully the kids are getting old enough that they can help out.

  28. saltyshellback on December 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Wow! You are expensive! I would do all that for a couple boxes of twinkies and pork rinds!

  29. Willows Garden on December 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Looking good around there, pretty soon hopefully you can relax.

  30. moviemakerwannabe on December 14, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    That looks great! Would you like to come and do that at my house?
    I tried the buying tools for my husband but it didn’t work. He got the tools and didn’t do the project. I’m still waiting on one from 1995 and one from 1988.

  31. MOblackbird on December 14, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Your flowerbeds are going to be beautimous when everything starts blooming. My stepmother always swears by stump dirt for soil, if you’ve got any old stumps on the property. Did you put some Epsom salts under those tomatoes?

  32. louis zacek on December 14, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Looks good. Also looks like way to much work for a bad back and knees

  33. countryboyx007 on December 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    looking good

  34. Willow Tassie-Prepper on December 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Loving the garden beds BC, I love listening to your wife, she is so funny. I could find myself sitting on that deck solving the worlds problems, one problem at a time lol.

    Not sure if your aware that using alcohol swabs before taking your glucose reading can actually increase the reading, giving you a false result.
    Try washing your finger/hand under warm running water, no soaps or detergents as this can also muck up your reading. dry finger well with a tissue or paper towel, see how it goes.

  35. weetreebonsai on December 14, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Retirement BC, did ya forget that ya supposed to take it easier?

  36. tsx3214 on December 14, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    The tomato plants are quite the BOMB! Well done.

  37. JP in MT on December 14, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    I like the flower bed. The straw bails is something my DW wants to try.

  38. james schilling on December 14, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    πŸ‘πŸ‘ Wow BC, as many tools as u have, u must have a good pair of knee pads. Keep’em coming!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Šβ€οΈβœπŸ’ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  39. Moments with Vanessa on December 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    very beautiful place!

  40. Jim Dawn on December 14, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    The place is looking real nice, I like the flower bed.

  41. Lawn Gone Tractor Shop on December 14, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Flower beds look great Brad,wanna do mine next? lol

  42. ICU8 12 on December 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    πŸ‘πŸ‘

  43. Ron Hart on December 14, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Nice video Brad! Property looks great.

  44. Michigantler on December 14, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    good job driver

  45. ceedub 62 on December 14, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    My wife said if you come build her some flower beds, she would give you all of my tools. I’m in trouble now.
    The place is looking better than most city parks.
    Blessings to you and your family

  46. Shane Temple on December 14, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Looks really nice.

  47. JimsEquipmentShed on December 14, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    β€œ…..another 29 years to finish em!” Oh, that ones trouble……. πŸ˜‰

  48. Bob 942 on December 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    tomatoes in hay bails thats a great idea. It all looks great Brad

  49. john hightower on December 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Your wife seems to be a gardener and nurse rolled into one. That woman has spoiled you rotten ! Lol….

  50. Recycled Cottage & Garden on December 14, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Looking good! And your voice is definitely back to normal.

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