new hose brackets on a post

When I designed the moon garden, I had to remove an old dilapidated potting bench. The area had a shell path that was now overrun by weeds. There is a natural slope and this space is a transition from the moon garden to the back 5 acres. I run the lawnmower and wheelbarrow through here and need it to stay wide enough for that equipment.

messy hose and weeds are an embarrassing eyesore
messy hose and weeds are an embarrassing eyesore

The spigot is on white pvc and has two metal hoses tangled in a mess. It is quite the embarrassing eyesore.

My plan is to dig a hole for the 4×4 post and attach two fancy metal brackets I purchased from amazon so I can hang the hoses.

dug a hole with post hole digger near pvc water spigot
dug a hole with post hole digger near pvc water spigot
placed the post behind the spigot pipe
placed the post behind the spigot pipe
attached a metal bracket and wound the hose up on it
attached a metal bracket and wound the hose up on it
both hose brackets attached to the 4x4 post
both hose brackets attached to the 4×4 post

Once both brackets were attached, I wound the hoses up nice and tidy.

The next step is to tackle all of the weeds.

I decided to dig the weeds out and remove them with the wheelbarrow.

After that, I have to put professional landscape fabric down.

As far as hardscaping, my choices at this point are to lay crushed concrete as a base. Then, I can either put flagstone down with gravel or concrete. I have a ton of gravel left from the RV pad project, but I think I will like the look of concrete better. I just don’t think I have enough flagstone on hand. Well, have to get the crushed concrete so I can pick up a few more pieces of flagstone as well.

cleared the weeds
cleared the weeds. next, I will tidy up and mow.
maui getting dirty after the cleanup
maui getting dirty after the cleanup

Stay tuned for part 2, where I tamp down the soil and lay a flagstone and cement apron. Coming soon!

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