Welcome to the HGRS blog! This blog will follow the creativity and joy of beautiful landscapes and outdoor model railroading. Gardeners, model railroad enthusiasts and friends from all over are welcome to enjoy following all of the action. Keep up with development of garden layouts, find out about public and private layouts and see the history of trains come alive. All aboard!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
More Dirt Work
Working on the railroad can sometimes take time, especially around the holidays. Building a stacked-stone retaining wall allows the action of the railroad to be elevated to the water level of the pond while bringing the action of the railroad closer to the eye of the audience. Raising the railway action also separates the garden railroad from insidious Bermuda grass, which is an aggressive scale replica of kudzu. The less maintenance required for the railroad, the greater the time to enjoy it. Aging knees and backs also like having the action elevated!