Landscaping Job

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by EagleLandscape, May 25, 2006.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Here are some pics of a job I started on Tuesday and finished by Wendesday.

    Backyard used to be all grass and weeds, and I installed a decomposed granite pathway and used beds for the rest of the yard.

    Plants include: Phormium x 'New Zealand', Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Rhododendron x 'Fashion', Variegated Privet, Clara Indian Hawthorne, Begonias, Loropettalum, Aspidistra, Sedums, Dusty Miller, Liriope muscari, Lamb's Ear, Savlia greggii, Leucophyllum.

    Used 7 yards of decompossed granite, and 4 yards of mulch, and 7 yards of soil mix. 280 linear feet of edging to contain the pathway.

    Backyard was $5000, tree ring was $1000, and misc work in another bed and sprinkler adjustment to fit new plants was around $400. Total costs were $3009 at completion.

    The placement and selection of the containers are from the homeowner, and the guy also used a can of marking paint I left one night and doctored up some stuff on his own. So don't blame me for the bright orange paint on the fence.:dizzy:

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  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

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  3. ajordan193

    ajordan193 LawnSite Senior Member
    from WNY
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    nice work....looks good
     
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    I take it you don't have a lot of experience on building stone retaining walls?
     
  5. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
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  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Only retaining wall I built was this 145' long wall, about 6' all. Rip Rap retaining wall with conrete bags. There are tilted stones in that wall and I've since gone back and straightened them, but it's a tiny wall and doesn't need much strength.
    Thanks for the constructive comment though:)
     
  7. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    So you did know exactly why I ask. Good. YOu should now post those pics after the repair.

    No problem :rolleyes:
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is it me, or did you cover the trunk of that tree with 2' of top soil?
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    To reply to the last one, the crown of the tree has like 3" of soil over it. I am very aware of covering inside the drip area with soil and having that prevent proper aeration. This was not the case in this install. I am actually very against "tree rings" such as these, but it's something the customer wanted. I know it looks like there is alot of soil on top of the root zone, but the elevation was broght up with excess river rocks from the backyard, and then decompossed granite. all which provide great drainage and aeration. No need to worry:)
     
  10. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks like you did a real nice job .Good work!
    There IS need to worry about the tree though . Drainage is not the issue here it is crown rot that will occur eventually even with putting drainage rock and DG .Do not add ANY material around the base of a tree and contain it like that.I like your work though and love pics.Thanks for showing us.
     

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