View Full Version : My New Landscape

06-03-2005, 02:55 AM
In my spare time this past memorial day weekend, I did a little touch-up to my own yard. What do y'all think?

My Landscape Renovation (http://www.cybcon.com/~jimlewis/Renovation.html)


06-03-2005, 03:26 AM
1. do you cut grass?
2. if so , why?????
3. awsome job !! i would like to start getting into that end of the bus. i like the feeling you get when its all done , kinda like for one moment in time you are more powerful than mother nature, make it the way you like it!!!
4. did i already say awsome!

06-03-2005, 03:33 AM
Yes, we maintain around 170 lawns.

Why? Because in Oregon, Landscape construction and Irrigation Installs all but totally die for about 5 months of the year. It's great money during the growing season. But I have to do something to make money the rest of the year. Maintenance brings in year-round money. Installs and Irrigation systems only bring in money seasonally.

Another reason why is because that's where we get a lot of referrals for bigger landscaping or irrigation jobs.

And the final reason why is because it's profitable and my maintenance business virtually runs itself without much input or time from me.

Thanks for your kind words. :D

06-03-2005, 03:37 AM
very awesome job!!! :)

06-03-2005, 03:58 AM
i love the pondless waterfall. do you know of any instructional links to building one?

06-03-2005, 04:18 AM
man that looks really good.

T Edwards
06-03-2005, 05:38 AM

Do your neighbors say "There goes Jim, at it again?"

And why does a guy from Oregon say "y'all"?

06-03-2005, 06:33 AM
Looks great Jim....I like the idea of a pondless waterfall....clever.

06-03-2005, 07:31 AM
AWSOME!! I like the pondless waterfall. That looks like it will stop some traffic on that corner

06-03-2005, 08:53 AM
looks great Jim.

Mo Green
06-03-2005, 08:59 AM
Man, that pondless waterfall is awesome. Great job on everything pictured.

How can I find out more about the pondless waterfalls?

06-03-2005, 09:02 AM
awsome jim. Thats some of the best advertising you can get! Keep it up.

06-03-2005, 09:07 AM
looks great. I want to build a pond but have small kids. Now a pondless waterfall looks like the ticket. Thanks for the pics.

06-03-2005, 09:40 AM
Looks great. Just hope the city/county does have to come in and re-do the storm/sewer, etc. anytime soon!

06-03-2005, 11:02 AM
For all those who have asked - there are detailed instructions inside one of the threads in the Water Features forum here on Lawnsite.com. There are several threads over the past year or two about pondless waterfalls. But in one of them specifically, I gave some detailed schematics about how to build them.

06-03-2005, 11:04 AM
AWSOME!! I like the pondless waterfall. That looks like it will stop some traffic on that corner

Yah, it definitely stops traffic. I can't count how many people drove by slow and told us how great it looked and several of them asked for a card. We've already been getting calls from it.

06-03-2005, 03:45 PM
Looks great. Thats a lot of work for a weekend.

06-03-2005, 06:31 PM
Great job!!!! Do you ever have issues with kids moving rocks, playing in the water...that kind of stuff.....or do your neighbors respect your stuff?? Did I say great job??? :)

06-03-2005, 06:40 PM
My wife would freak over one of those waterfalls,(maybe someday I'll build her one).. Super nice work, man..

06-03-2005, 08:34 PM
I woud just drive by and throw a little detergent in it and watch it foam up. It just is too close to the street for that.

But other then that it looks great!!!

06-03-2005, 08:56 PM
Nice work Jim................

06-03-2005, 10:39 PM
Very nice.

opened up the view. Great for a calling card. Some day i will have time to do the work my house needs.

06-03-2005, 10:44 PM
looks beautiful Jim, you can do my yard anytime :p love the waterfall ( I want one hehe!) :angel:

06-04-2005, 12:26 AM
I have to say nice looking scape there. Big difference. Never was a Arb fan.
Although, Are you looking to be divorced???? Man Doing that over a period of time is great but on a weekend you could be with your family. Or maybe it was your wifes idea??? Any ways not to be ripping on you but this time of year if I was to pull that crap my wife would have my bags packed. Now winter time is totally different. She is begging me to get the heck out of the house.

06-04-2005, 08:23 AM
That is a great renovation but I always knew you did first class work. As others have said, that pondless waterfall is a great feature. What the heck size pump are you using on it? It looks like a 10hp with 500 GPM, I am surprised the little dude isn't tubing down it. :p Very cool, thanks for posting.

06-04-2005, 11:15 AM
I used a Little Giant 10s pump.

Like this.....