Isn’t it Swale

Isn’t it Swale

Added more earthworks to the ranch. This time I put a swale in as the first phase of my orchard. A swale is basically a ditch on contour.  The idea being that runoff acclimates in the ditch and slowly infiltrates the soil instead of running off. The added depth of topsoil and moisture retention is ideal for trees. I took it one step further and had my greywater system plumbed into it so that it gets an extra dose of water every time we take a shower or run a load of laundry. I planted 3 peach trees, 4 apple trees, and a plum tree on the berm.

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