Need Design and Plant Suggestions

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dakotahooper, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. dakotahooper

    dakotahooper LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 6

    We have almost completed our retaining walls/flower beds for our front lawn. Many hot hours in the the Texas sun. I am looking for some suggestions on what to plant to add to the house and the landscape. Thanks for all the help and suggestions.

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  2. fastcat

    fastcat LawnSite Senior Member
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    so basicly your asking for free design work. brings back memeroys to the can i barrow your..............thread.
     
  3. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Interesting grade/slope issues you've got there. Was the tree in the circle that high up to start, or did you raise it? Or bury it?
     
  4. dakotahooper

    dakotahooper LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 6

    Yeah, those slopes are a lot of fun. The beds before were just outlined by the builders brick. I was losing dirt to erosion and you could see more of the foundation than I would have liked. The orginal tree ring was pretty high to begin with. We probably raised the ring by only 6 inches in the front a couple of inches in the back.


    I was just looking for some suggestions and some thoughts. Thanks to those who help.
     
  5. OKIEMIKE

    OKIEMIKE LawnSite Member
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    which direction does the house face?
     
  6. dakotahooper

    dakotahooper LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 6

    Sorry. I should have included that. The house faces due South, so it basically get sun the whole day.
     
  7. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hard to help without learning more about what's going on. Forget I asked.
     
  8. dakotahooper

    dakotahooper LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 6

    I wasn't upset with what you were asking at all. The first comment was a little irritating, but what can expect from the internet. PaperCutter, I totally understand. It was completely alright with what you asked. I will gladly fill anyone in on what we did or any other questions. That project took a lot of work and time and I will be glad to explain anything (even though I may get ripped on something).

    I am also looking for some suggestions on plants and designs. Thanks again in advance.
     
  9. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    You should be able to find a decent Landscape Architect in your area who will design your front landscape for somewhere around $300.
     
  10. dakotahooper

    dakotahooper LawnSite Member
    from Dallas
    Posts: 6

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     

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