any ideas for this wall

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by TPnTX, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am supposed to do something with this place. I think the wall is the biggest problem.

    My idea is to bust it out and replace with moss boulders. Kind-of moderize the place some.


    Any ideas?

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  2. tinye

    tinye LawnSite Member
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    without looking at the style of the house and only knowing it is in the shade(moss boulders) , maybe a sculpture garden area. Use sedge, shade loving, evergreen, river pebbles, and some kind of pottery as an accent to the sitting area, if that is a sitting area. Hope this helps. Good Luck

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  3. TPnTX

    TPnTX LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thats inspiring, thanks. Not sure how long the pots would last not being nailed down but it's another direction to consider for sure.

    Here is what I'd come up with.

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  4. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
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    Limestone, about 16" high.
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't know, I kind of like it. It's a nice highth for sitting, it's just unfortunate it faces a road, and isn't in a back yard.
     
  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    looks like to me the wall isnt serving any purpose other than looks. Can you not remove it, regrade and install new sod or make it bed.
     
  7. tinye

    tinye LawnSite Member
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    I like your 3d, more naturalistic than modern. That crape myrtle needs full sun. Is this in shade?
     
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't know man. That's a pretty freakin' sweet wall. Someone took a lot of time building that. It would be a shame to tear that down.

    I like Tinye's idea. As for the pots, they just need drain holes in the bottom (sides) and concrete wall block adhesive would keep them where you put them. Really, Tinye's idea is just a start. It could even look way better than that. A few nice ornamental trees to accent the corners, some nicer shrubs mixed in, some boulder work mixed in, less lawn above the wall, that could really look sweet!
     
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
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    How about refacing it with random square cut flagstone + what Jim said. It would be a shame to bust the whole thing out.
     
  10. Edgewater

    Edgewater LawnSite Senior Member
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    That wall is 50's modern and cool. I would do some linear plantings with shade plants like

    Ligularia
    Huechera
    Tiarella
    Dogwood
     

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