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GroundOneMN
08-12-2011, 02:52 PM
Antoher project halfway done for the year.......on to the front!


http://www.groundonemn.com/landscaping/2011/08/simplicity-in-the-landscape-benton-project-update/




The facebook page with new pictures!



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ground-One-Landscaping-Minneapolis-MN/106096086138535

DVS Hardscaper
08-12-2011, 08:08 PM
Sixty some views and NO ONE has commented on this?????

Patriot, you looked at the pics twice and no comments?!


Ok, I'll be the first to comment....





.....FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC!!!!!


Excellent work!

Great Design!

This is what I like to see!


You should easily be the winner of that New Holland Skid Steer. mumblin under my breath: (maybe they'll let you trade it for a Deere.....)



Seriously, job well done!

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KrayzKajun
08-12-2011, 08:13 PM
WOW! amazing work! I agree with DVS

SVA_Concrete
08-13-2011, 10:00 AM
what type of stone is this? looks beautiful

RidgeRun10
08-13-2011, 08:09 PM
That looks awesome! Great work!

stuvecorp
08-13-2011, 10:50 PM
Very nice. Lets see some more.:)

wurkn with amish
08-14-2011, 10:09 AM
its nice......but, why doesn't the step continue 6 more feet to the sidewalk?

GroundOneMN
08-14-2011, 11:14 AM
The flair of the sidewalk is around nine inches, that flair was for looks as bringing it in straight would of detracted from the curve of the steps into the yard that were needed due to drainage and small children. The actual step is 8" .

Thanks for the compliments guys, the boys do amazing work and progress on the front is continuing as we speak. The stone used was a Lilac Bluestone and the steps were the same but thermal blistered and cut on site. The facebook page has more pics and some info about the site itself.

zedosix
08-14-2011, 11:19 AM
I love the work as well but the step leading up to the lawn and no step leading to the walkway is confusing.

DVS Hardscaper
08-14-2011, 01:13 PM
I was looking at the pictures fri night thinking "it's so simple and so many guys butcher a design trying to get fancy".

Well, just now I accidentally hit the link to your blog about the job and you mentioned "simplicity"! (I seldom click links, look at videos, etc.)

That's funny! I was thinking about how many get carried away and here you had written the same thing!

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PatriotLandscape
08-14-2011, 10:05 PM
Thanks for calling me out DVD but I just saw the pictures.

All I can say is that those pics are like landscape sex! That curve is what I dream my guys could do!
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theguynextdoor
08-14-2011, 11:20 PM
Looks fantastic. Clean and simple, perfect curves. That is the nicest wooden fence I have ever seen. Did you install the fence?

GroundOneMN
08-15-2011, 09:52 AM
Thanks guys, too many designers over complicate which leads to mayhem later in years. Execution is key, thats why most of our jobs are strictly referal.

Yes we did the fence. The guys have been getting better at those, even good enough that someday they might do mine......

zedosix
08-15-2011, 10:46 AM
Top notch designs, and top notch workers. Your cameraman is also quite talented.

GroundOneMN
08-15-2011, 11:11 AM
Camera man is a better designer than photographer, I am still learning this photo business along with the website. Thanks for the compliments....

Century Landscape
08-18-2011, 08:17 AM
Wow! Just went to your website - I'm inspired.

GroundOneMN
09-08-2011, 10:22 AM
An update on the project:

http://www.groundonemn.com/landscaping/2011/09/landscaping-done-right-benton-project/


More Photos as always at our facebook page....

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ground-One-Landscaping-Minneapolis-MN/106096086138535

GroundOneMN
10-04-2011, 01:25 PM
A Final look at the Benton Project.....Completed and on to the next...

Facebook page has more, like us if you have a moment! Thanks and on to the next job!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ground-One-Landscaping-Minneapolis-MN/106096086138535

Lite4
10-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Beautiful, very nice work.

TomG
10-04-2011, 09:06 PM
Great job. Love the night lighting!

DVS Hardscaper
10-04-2011, 09:36 PM
Fantastic work! Although, I'm disappointed that you didnt smother the embankment out front with decorative landscape gravel :dizzy:

GroundOneMN
10-05-2011, 12:19 AM
Fantastic work! Although, I'm disappointed that you didnt smother the embankment out front with decorative landscape gravel :dizzy:

Not so fast, we are awaiting the arrival of the broadmoar junipers, Karl forester grasses and some Stella de oras!!!! Lol. By seriously drove by one a few days ago who stripped the sod clean and installed a dozen boulders for outcroppings and mulched it. I can't wait to see that after a nice down pour!!!

Thanks guys for the comments. Btw.
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Glenn Lawn Care
10-05-2011, 01:06 PM
Very nice!

theguynextdoor
10-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Looks awesome. Why is the base below the front door so deep? What is the purpose of the block walls underground?

Gilmore.Landscaping
10-06-2011, 12:34 PM
Looks awesome. Why is the base below the front door so deep? What is the purpose of the block walls underground?

Yea I am also curious....I can see its use but don't understand the overall purpose? I guess since there is no step between that main landing and the porch you didn't want any settlement or heaving to leave a small trip hazard, but there are definitely easier and just as effective ways to solve that.

GroundOneMN
10-07-2011, 01:26 AM
Existing stoop footings were less than 12", and upon excvacvation it was found that this at one time was filled with about anything. At that point to do right and agreement with the client, we dug down 4' for a footing and then blocked up from that point. The other aspect was the roof line, even with gutters it dumps water close to the house so we had to be below frost line. Slight overkill but our clients pay for the quality and expect the best.
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