Joseph Johnson wrote:Hi everyone,
I have got my heating issue handled and now its time to start looking outside at the "greening" part again.
I have finally selected THE spot for the house and have started laying out some of the immediate yard area for gardening and the like. From you guys I have learned much about the things I need to have in place to keep the soil where I want it and the first things I want to tackle is the wind and shade. As some of you already know, I live in West Texas outside of Sierra Blanca in a valley that gets some pretty good wind gusts in the 30-40MPH range. I am looking for a fast growing, drought resistant wind break to get things going while my leyland cypress trees get started. To handle the shade side of things I am going with seedless cottonwoods and a few different varieties of maples as well as various fruit and nut trees. I really need to break the wind though before I can start a serious attempt at gardening. Any Thoughts?