Our yard puts behind Cayote Ugly

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by mdvaden, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. LawnboyTim

    LawnboyTim LawnSite Member
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    Looks great, very nice job.
     
  2. BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C

    BTM Lawn Maintenance L.L.C LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does the steps blend right into the wall ? That is sick !!!! Thumbs Up
     
  3. NorthTXlawnguy

    NorthTXlawnguy LawnSite Member
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    Looks very nice. And I like the minimal yard. I prefer to work on others and relax in mine!
     
  4. ok4me2xlr8

    ok4me2xlr8 LawnSite Member
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    Looks great man!! How about some pictures inside the guest room I am really liking that thing!
     
  5. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Needs an Outhouse! ha

    Looks great!
     
  6. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did you just use the wall block for the steps? pretty unique it flows nice I might have to try that sometime
     
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, but I'm going to add a small set of steps to the far opposite side behind where the photo was taken, so my 90 year old mother can go up next to the fence. The cottage stone makes a narrow step, and my wife and I actually walk down at an angle. It took just a day to get the feel for it. But its too short a step run to go straight up and down for an adult. But our goal was to have steps without putting some kind of other material there.

    Manor stone would have made a more perfect step, but I like working with cottage stone for my own needs.

    Appreciate the compliments from folks, especially after last week's push.
     
  8. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks real nice...but you fenced in an area to put your mother?
     
  9. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It looks great - I love the innovation with the steps blending into the wall.

    I'm not usually a fan of gravel or rock garden areas, but that is a tremendous improvement.
     
  10. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, well, well ...

    Finally decided that we wanted lawn after all.

    So one final phase. Note the date that this thread started. The extensive spring rain settled fill soil behind the wall by several inches, so in the long run, we probably will have a better final product. Only took an extra half day to move the rock around to make room for lawn prep.

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