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Pics of my landscaping jobs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Surferbum21, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

    Did 3 landscape jobs in one week (1 was my house, other old friend from high school down the street). The houses in my addition are pretty cookie cutter so there is not much room for extensive landscaping so these two look pretty similar. She liked how mine looked and told me do almost the same thing.

    I will post pics of my mom's house after I'm finished. Tore out brick flowerbed today and picked up pallet of landscape rock to put in. She wanted the retaining wall brick from Lowe's/Home Depot which would have cost $400-600 depending on which one. I was able to talk her into going and looking at a nearby rock store. I sold her on the rectangular sugar loaf rock only costing us $250 and looking natural and a helluva lot better.

    Let me know what you think...good or bad. I've been mowing lawns for 10 years and really have a passion for landscaping.

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/ind...dID=305749687&albumID=842403&imageID=12918343
     
  2. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    Doesnt quite work...your myspace is private
     
  3. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

    yea i was in the process of actually having the pics on the site but something happened n froze up. here you go.
     
  4. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

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  5. Surferbum21

    Surferbum21 LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW OKC
    Posts: 392

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  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,564

    looks good, but those topiary are WAY too close to the house
     
  7. MJS

    MJS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,316

    It does look really sharp - but Yard Pro is right - they should be out another 8"-10" at least.

    Like the ornamental rocks in the gardens. . . did a design similar to that once.
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Agreed, I think the shrubs are too close to the house.

    I'm not sure about your edging too. I've never used that type of plastic edging only because of concern of it popping up in the winter thaw. Doesn't seem like there is enough pins holding it in place.
     
  9. Spartan Pride

    Spartan Pride LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Aside from the stated spacing issues, I would add add more height to the bed. The bed lines are excellent, but contour is also important from a vertical aspect.

    Overall I think you are very creative and I liked the rocks used in between edging pieces.
     
  10. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 292

    Maybe next time you could try to avoid the edging. I think it takes away from an otherwise clean design. Perhaps use a natural edge with rocks to accent corners etc, like you did between the edging pieces.
     

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