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grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 08:37 AM
I generally only do mowing, mulching, trimming, aeratiing, etc., but our church needed some landscaping done badly, so they ask me to design and install it. I only charged for materials and gave my time to the Lord.
I would like the experts to see what they think, as I have been getting some requests for landscaping lately, before this was done.
Before photos:

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 08:39 AM
Now some after:

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 08:42 AM
Here are some more:

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 08:43 AM
Just a couple more

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 08:44 AM
Please be kind! lol

hartmas
06-09-2006, 09:00 AM
Very nice job, you should be proud of this!!!!!!!!

LindblomRJ
06-09-2006, 10:21 AM
Looks sharp. In the last couple of pictures is that drain tile?

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 10:30 AM
Looks sharp. In the last couple of pictures is that drain tile?

Good observation. There was a drainage problem on one side and the water ponded, plus the fact that previously the area would backwash onto the driveway under the overhang. So we used the drian tile for two purposes, 1. direct the water away from the area and 2. act as a backstop to keep the mulch from getting on the driveway.
We can always change it if needed.

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 10:31 AM
Very nice job, you should be proud of this!!!!!!!!

Thank you :)

martinfan06
06-09-2006, 11:44 AM
really nice job! good focal point to entry, good use of height, and symmetry. also very clean not to busy I like that!!:) :)

tthomass
06-09-2006, 12:06 PM
i assume they want the sides blocked/screened? i still would have snuck in a crape myrtle...........you can even get the dwarf

maybe on the inside on the columns have a climbing hydrangea on a trellace in a pot.........something to look at from the inside out

def improvement over what was there!

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 12:28 PM
i assume they want the sides blocked/screened? i still would have snuck in a crape myrtle...........you can even get the dwarf

maybe on the inside on the columns have a climbing hydrangea on a trellace in a pot.........something to look at from the inside out

def improvement over what was there!

Crape myrtles are iffy in KY with a hard winter. Thanks :)

ALL Around Xteriors
06-09-2006, 12:30 PM
Looks great! It's good to see the house of the Lord taken care of. I take care of my fathers and grandfathers churches. Job well done!

rodneyskip
06-09-2006, 01:10 PM
Looks good- great improvement.

Only comment- and it is a pet peeve of mine- so maybe no one else notices.

Texture is important. Blend in plants that have fine (narrow) leaves with those that have broad leaves. It really makes your work stand out.

Brendan Smith
06-09-2006, 02:05 PM
i would guess that is about a 2,000,000 % improvement!!! wonderful job, and it is also nice that you are willing to donate time. kudos :)

firefightergw
06-09-2006, 02:24 PM
Great job! Looks tons better. Kudos to donating your time too!

phototropic1
06-09-2006, 03:38 PM
Nice arrangement of the stepping stones. They don't really lead anywhere, but they don't need to. Their arrangement really mimics the gothic arch. Very appropriate!!! Good job!

dcgreenspro
06-09-2006, 03:59 PM
that is some spectacular work! only thing to add would be to watch out for the deer and the arborvitaes.

grasswhacker
06-09-2006, 04:11 PM
Thank you all for the comments very much.