September 29, 2018

Installing a Curtain Drain

This weekend, here in the Northeast, we’re expecting mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s - a welcome forecast after a very wet week.

As many of you know, I have a new orchard surrounding my pool in a horse pasture just down the carriage road from my Winter House. The orchard includes a variety of apple trees, plum trees, cherry trees, peach, pear and quince trees - more than 200 in all. I also have a columnar beech tree hedge along the inside of the pool fence. To protect these precious plantings, I had extensive drainage work done to alleviate any flooding, ponding and over saturated soil in the area. Carmine Luppino and his crew from Luppino Landscaping and Masonry created a curtain drain around the pool. It was a very big project, but they did an excellent job - just in time for this week's drenching storms.  

Here are some photos - enjoy. After the gallery is a video taken by my property director, Fred Jacobsen, showing all the rainwater flowing furiously, but properly, away from the orchard. You can also see the video on my Instagram page @MarthaStewart48