Working With Weather

Landscaping under different weather and soil conditions

The weather and soil can make a huge difference to the practicalities of landscaping so if you are a client have some sympathy for your contractors and if you are a contractor bear this in mind when scheduling works. 

In the job pictured below we managed to strip the topsoil and put it into a pile and then excavate and put the clay in a seperate pile which was waterproofed by smoothing the sides. That night the heavens opened and it proceeded to rain for a week. if we had tried to do anything we would have made more mess than necessary and would have cost the client more time in machine hire to fix it so we just stayed away till better weather. it might delay things a little but makes more sense in the long run.

The next picture was a site on a loamy sand soil. The soil is so well drained that wet weather makes no difference, in fact machine work is easier because the soil becomes less powdery and dusty.

Excavator sitting on large pile of clay View of stone wall and soil pile

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