Quality Landscapes and Experience.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ChrisCoope, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. I've been in this business for a great many years, my companies have always strived to work at the very top end of quality.
    Dry-lay drives was created in England in 1984 ! we did so because the first brick drive we constructed took ten man days to point with a dark mortar, worse the mortar -even though we covered the whole drive with a damp hessian cover dried out too quickly and we had to redo it !
    Then experimented with Residential crib walls the same year,
    We were asked to build Green roofs in 1990 ! the first few used artificial glassfibre rocks, these worked great as they were so light and made great containers.
    All the projects won awards due to our attention to detail , the quality of our staff and a willingness to be bold and learn and sometimes make mistakes.
    I have thousands of pictures which I have been asked to put on a website, if you like, some can be put here - just let me know, its something else learned over many years, giving back a little to that which you have gained so much enjoyment is a good thing!
    Here are a few you might enjoy..!
    The first is from the Chelsea Flower - you can ee some of the latest ideas online at this years Chelsea.
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    One of the first Xeriscape gardens - this was a small Cottage Mediterranean style
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    This was a very restricted site the entrance to the back was just 28 inches !!
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    Here is an early roof garden using the artificial rocks..
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    One of my favorites a lovely garden restoration using natural stone and brick, once the patio and steps were completed we sprayed them with a mixture of soot and yogurt to speed up the moss and lichen growth to make it look old quickly! The lawn was raised over 6 inches at the front and a drainage system was installed to enable better water run off so the grass could grow better on this heavy clay soil.
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  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Nice work, its nice to see those really thick, full landscapes. Nice work!
     

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