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Hand dug a ditch into a culvert to facilitate drainage from a higher marsh on one side of the road to a lower lying marsh on the other side Tags: woods,drainage,free,landscaping,old fashioned,culvert,frugal,fix,DIY,path,construction,mosquitoes,nature,tools,trail,creek,clay,water,top soil,marsh,how to,landscape,road,flood,natural,grading,project,repair,digging

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