With the border in place, we are ready to extend the River of Rocks from the fence/gate to the border. We have a selection of flattish rocks that we have been putting aside from the work in the back yard. We start by putting a couple in place near the gate.
Then we extend that with additional rocks, working our way towards the front.
We pick stones and position them to form the River of Rocks, but also to carefully conceal the valve for irrigation Zone 9, so it will be easy to find when we next need to.
Eventually, we have selected and placed rocks all the way back to the front border.
The next step is to dig out the dirt under each rock, so as to make it flat, stable, and level with the dirt. The rocks closest to the gate have to allow the gate to be opened. There are significant root issues from the Elm tree, so this takes longer than expected.
But finally we have all the rocks placed, and leveled. We can fill in with dirt.
As a final step, we transplant monkey grass in-between the rocks.