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Happy Easter! The fence project continues…

Hopefully everyone is enjoying beautiful weather and the forthcoming spring!


A stone retaining wall shores up the back length of the yard and looks beautiful besides!

Tim has taken advantage of the beautiful weather to work like a dog on the awesome new fence. He decided against railroad ties along the alley behind the property, and is building a gorgeous ornamental block retaining wall for structural support instead. The ties worked great between his yard and the neighbors, but for this large of slope, the ornamental retaining wall gives great support while being much more pleasing to the eye. Note the string line for keeping his levels and straight edges.



What a beautiful approach to the back fence!

A retaining wall like this takes a few steps. First a string line is run parallel to the property line, and then a trench is dug slightly wider than the blocks up to the highest level of ground nearly equal to the bottom of the fence (a slight slope for water run-off away from the fence is suggested). The trench is leveled and smoothed with a bottom layer of pea gravel. Then you begin placement of the ornamental blocks, using the string line to keep your levels and your straight lines.

IMG_0034-45This new fence is going to require 280 new cedar planks. Tim has elected to pre-stain the boards by dipping them in the sealer in a tank, then standing them up to let dry (see photo below).

Meanwhile, he’s got all of his 4 x 4 posts cemented  into the ground, including the extra tall one(s) on which he’ll mount his security cameras.


These boards have been dipped for sealing and stain, and are now curing prior to placement.

He’s nailed up the stringers and begun to screw on the boards. He’s using screws instead of nails for ease of replacement should any get damaged.




Here the cedar boards are going up.


I have to say, the fence is coming along beautifully, Well done, Tim!

See the page Fence Project Begins… for the “before pix” of this project.

Or visit the photo gallery at www.CannabisOutdoorGrowing.com for all the photos of this project.

Feel free to contact Tim at support@cannabisoutdoorgrowing.com with any questions about building the fence, or about growing medical marijuana outdoors!

Season 2013

Scheduling for a medical marijuana growing season goes something like this:

Weather gets warmer

Major garden prep takes place in March–raking and clearing the plot, any repairs or updates to the area–thus the fence project. The old fence will be torn down and burned or recycled as appropriate, the new boards will be sealed and pre-stained, the new posts sunk and the stringers nailed up. Then screw on the boards and voila’ fence done, head to the garden…

Check the soil pH throughout and in specific spots around the garden, depending upon surrounding trees and vegetation–(e.g., pine increases the acidity of soil in its vicinity). Treat the soil to increase or decrease soil pH as needed.

One of these days go get some clones! Visit one of our favorite dispensaries (or make our own clones. We’re adding a section to next year’s book edition to show how to clone…)

We’ll keep you updated on our progress.