A Couple Armsden & Son Jobs From Last Season

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Armsden&Son, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. mexiking

    mexiking LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 564

    Hey Armsden, Great work. The one thing I can tell you is that the plants are too close to the house. They definitely need more room so they do not grow into the house. Otherwise good job!
     
  2. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
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    What did you use to cut out the turf? Bed lines look nice and crisp.
     
  3. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks guys...

    All beds were hand cut with a square spade edger.

    Maintained with a string trimmer turned upside down throughout the season then they will get a check-up with the spade edger in the spring or as needed...

    I do not own a stick edger or a power bed edger...

    I do have the bed edger attachment for Walkers on my equipment acquisition list(wish list) however because of potential 100 ft. commercial edging....
     
  4. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Found a couple more flix...

    Different view of that smaller instal.

    As you can see, they have nothing and have already contracted me to continue with beds all around the house.

    I will pop some color in this bed in the spring as well....

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  5. nightshutter

    nightshutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from UT
    Posts: 513

    Beds look great! Real interested to follow this thread. Upstate NY is a beautiful area. I used to go camping in the phoenicia, ny area all the time. North lake camp area? Keep those pics coming!
     
  6. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Couple more of the front patio...

    Like I mentioned, I had a hard time cutting in around the half circle..

    I will be doing some maintenance on this patio in the spring so at that time I think I will try and replace some of the pavers around the half circle. Just to make the cuts a tad more smooth and less noticeable...

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  7. CntrlSealing&PropertyCare

    CntrlSealing&PropertyCare LawnSite Member
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    Did you set those bricks right on the dirt?
     
  8. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Haha...

    No, that pic was before excavation...

    8 inches of mediums followed by an inch of dust...

    I know, I know, I should be using sand.... I have participated in many an argument about sand vs. dust in the hardscape forum and I believe that I have been swayed.. haha I was trained using stone dust and I honestly never saw any problems... I never picked up a paver and looked under it for erosion after 5 years either though...

    FYI...... The after pictures here are actually after a full winters worth of freeze/thaw cycle. All of these installs were actually done in the late summer of 2012 but the flix were taken in 2013...
     
  9. mpkav

    mpkav LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    WOW!! looks great! Your bed edging is awesome!! You just gave me a couple ideas for my own yard. Do you use any type of trimmer or edger after the shovel?
     
  10. grassmonkey0311

    grassmonkey0311 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MD/NC
    Posts: 2,097

    Looks horrible.





    Just kidding! I love the look of the deep edging on the beds!! Looks great!!
     

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