need helping hand w/ design. personal project

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grass disaster, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anyone approve my thoughts?
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  2. andersman02

    andersman02 LawnSite Senior Member
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    sounds fine

    personally id seed in a native prairie type of planting over bring in individual plants as that will be a large order
     
  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    actually i have 175 trees and bushes on order from the county soil and water extension.all for $240.00 average 20" plantings.

    i might loose a couple but thats expected. i could spend more than that in seed haha :)
     
  4. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    so if you go here www.sustland.umn.edu there is a great deal of info on landscaping waterfront and wetland sites. I know that if you call the extension they would be more than happy to give you some tips.
     
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    I actually has someone from the extension office stop out and take a look. Very disapointed with their service.
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  7. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Planting 20" plants in an existing vegetated area is not the most efficient way to get accomplished what you are designing. There is a lot of competition for them to survive that environment and a long time before they will form just a hint of what you are trying to achieve. I hope you are young.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why remove most of them? Work with what you have. Some selective thinning and add appropriate natives. Based on the pics, IMO leveling and starting over is not a good idea.
     
  9. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes. There was lots of brush in there. Also lots of scrub trees. I intend on leaving
    Most of the trees in the center. Trees around the edges might have to go.

    It will be too bare if I get rid of it all. And I don't want to wait 15
    Years to have a privacy line.

    Keep the ideas coming.
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  10. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm gona work on clearing some of the brush then see what I all have.
    Might decide to incorperate more ornamental grasses and perennial flowers.
    175 trees...ordered. Not all for this spot!
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