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Old 11-08-2008, 12:50 AM
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Pics of my landscaping jobs

Did 3 landscape jobs in one week (1 was my house, other old friend from high school down the street). The houses in my addition are pretty cookie cutter so there is not much room for extensive landscaping so these two look pretty similar. She liked how mine looked and told me do almost the same thing.

I will post pics of my mom's house after I'm finished. Tore out brick flowerbed today and picked up pallet of landscape rock to put in. She wanted the retaining wall brick from Lowe's/Home Depot which would have cost $400-600 depending on which one. I was able to talk her into going and looking at a nearby rock store. I sold her on the rectangular sugar loaf rock only costing us $250 and looking natural and a helluva lot better.

Let me know what you think...good or bad. I've been mowing lawns for 10 years and really have a passion for landscaping.

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Old 11-08-2008, 12:58 AM
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Doesnt quite work...your myspace is private
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:09 AM
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yea i was in the process of actually having the pics on the site but something happened n froze up. here you go.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:12 AM
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:13 PM
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looks good, but those topiary are WAY too close to the house
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:17 PM
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It does look really sharp - but Yard Pro is right - they should be out another 8"-10" at least.

Like the ornamental rocks in the gardens. . . did a design similar to that once.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:08 PM
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Agreed, I think the shrubs are too close to the house.

I'm not sure about your edging too. I've never used that type of plastic edging only because of concern of it popping up in the winter thaw. Doesn't seem like there is enough pins holding it in place.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:46 PM
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Aside from the stated spacing issues, I would add add more height to the bed. The bed lines are excellent, but contour is also important from a vertical aspect.

Overall I think you are very creative and I liked the rocks used in between edging pieces.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:27 PM
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Maybe next time you could try to avoid the edging. I think it takes away from an otherwise clean design. Perhaps use a natural edge with rocks to accent corners etc, like you did between the edging pieces.
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