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White Gardens
05-16-2008, 10:13 PM
So, give me some input. Pics are from start-design-finish. Tell me what you guys think. I'm my own worst critic, and I'm sure you'll find flaws in the pics.

The PDF files are the design. There is a link for the two.
Be gentle.

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White Gardens
05-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Here's the rest.


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MJS
05-16-2008, 10:35 PM
I'm not a very big fan of gravel, but it looks pretty nice.

In the first two pictures - did you consider putting in a pop-up drain? Looks like there are some water problems there.

Overall, it looks really good, though.

LindblomRJ
05-16-2008, 10:45 PM
I am not a gravel fan either. Its popular around here though. There is a vast improment in the landscape there.

White Gardens
05-17-2008, 12:25 AM
Pop-up drains would have been better I agree. There was budget restrictions so the pop-ups got put off. They were dead set on improving the landscape this year. I did make seams in my landscape fabric at those points whenever they decide to do it.

Rock is really popular around here. The shadow stone I used looks really neat up close.

Personally, I like cut edges, and mulch.

Scagmower48
05-17-2008, 12:37 AM
I do like mulch better but the you did a very good job and the house looks much better with those nice clean lines.

02DURAMAX
05-17-2008, 02:27 AM
you should pressure wash the walkway..looks better

TRBIGCREEK
05-17-2008, 11:09 AM
Maybe try pulling the weed growing up in the front step pick
TR

White Gardens
05-17-2008, 12:37 PM
The weed is gone, I just shot some pics before the rain came. I asked about the side-walk, and they said they'd clean it. I also wanted to replace the steps out front as they have sagged and will probably need to be replaced in the future.

daveslandscaping
05-17-2008, 09:14 PM
What is that border you are using? Curbstone? I usually do clean edges too, but I have a customer that is asking for that concrete/stone edging look you have.

Thanks

White Gardens
05-17-2008, 10:48 PM
That paver is paveloc- bravado blocks. There is three different sizes for paver patios. The block I used was the smallest and a little larger than bricks.

They also are tumbled so they have a rustic, worn look. Many different colors to choose from.

They also are a lot heavier than standerd brick pavers, and the are set in about 4 inces of mortar, give or take.

TheChiefsLawnCare
05-17-2008, 11:16 PM
One of my customers that I cut and deweed her garden weekly has rocks in one of her garden beds and I can tell you, its such a ***** to deweed between those rocks. However, its like the saying, only the stong survive. So its usually just the clovers and the single clumps of grass that comes through.

daveslandscaping
05-18-2008, 12:03 AM
That paver is paveloc- bravado blocks. There is three different sizes for paver patios. The block I used was the smallest and a little larger than bricks.

They also are tumbled so they have a rustic, worn look. Many different colors to choose from.

They also are a lot heavier than standerd brick pavers, and the are set in about 4 inces of mortar, give or take.

Any chance you have a close up shot? Never seen paveloc around here, I'll have to call around.

White Gardens
05-18-2008, 12:09 AM
Give me a little time and I'll shoot a pick by tommorow afternoon.

Paveloc is located outside of Chicago.

http://paveloc.com (http://paveloc.com)

Daner
05-18-2008, 02:09 PM
Fine job around the house...nice border!.....the entrance...walk way...needs some design work

White Gardens
05-18-2008, 11:51 PM
I have petunias going up and down the side walk. If you also noticed, I took out the juniper bushes from the front and moved them to the side. I wanted to open the front up to show off the scroll work of the latice around the porch. I ended up wanting to put small hostas in front, but they wanted to keep it open. My other idea was to use ornamental grasses on each side of the front steps to create a pillar affect.

deere615
05-21-2008, 11:30 PM
Very nice work

Isobel
05-24-2008, 08:09 PM
i'm usually not a fan of the gravel, but I really like the colour that you put down.

I also really like the big stone on either side of the stairs, near the sidewalk. that was a really nice touch.

My only concern would be on the side where the tree was planted, and did you give enough space for that tree to grow. It seems placed awfully close to the house.

good work though! :D

White Gardens
05-24-2008, 10:02 PM
The tree is a hybrid red-bud. I think I have barely enough room for it. It has red leaves and supposedly only gets to between 15-20 feet. Knowing how easily red-buds can be trained, I will be going back over time to trim it.

Isobel
05-24-2008, 10:25 PM
ahh. good, get future work out of that tree :D

93Chevy
05-24-2008, 10:39 PM
Real nice job. I like the look of the gravel in that instance.