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Recent install around patio

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Humble Earth Mover, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    This is a project we finished up with the hardscaping a few weeks ago and just came back and finished the landscaping yesterday. This will look a lot better in the spring when it grows in, but I think it came out pretty well for a landscape put in in November. You can see the before pics and hardscape progress in this thread, http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=203407.

    ...and no, I didn't install the solar lights!

    Plant list is as follows:
    5 Red Carpet Rose
    6 lavender
    4 sky pencil holly
    3 black dragon cryptomeria
    3 pervoskia russian sage
    5 rainbow lecothoe
    7 cheddar pink dianthus
    3 dwarf fothergilla
    3 pink double knockouts
    1 umbrella pine
    1 weeping blue atlas cedar
    8 emerald jewel boxwood
    1 globe blue spruce on a standard
    3 deadnettle
    3 mother lode juniper
    3 stella d'oro
    3 japanese blood grass
    3 pink yarrow
    5 creeping phlow
    3 upright caryopteris
    2 miscanthus adagio grass
    2 karl forester reed grass
    5 variegated iris
    5 harvest moon echinacea
    1 snow fountain weeping cherry
    1 weeping giant sequoia
    5 harmonic convergence coral bells
    9 boulders
    2 tons 1-3" del. river jack
    1/2 ton del. river pea gravel
    1/2 ton 3/4" red stone

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  2. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I am surpised the homeowners had any money left in the budget for plantings after that complicated drainage system!!!
  3. LTL

    LTL LawnSite Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 98

    Those boulders are gorgeous. What is the name of them?
  4. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    I know, tell me about. I had to really bargain shop to make this one show worthy. I think I hit 5 different nurseries, but I was able to stretch a dollar further than I ever imagined. You'd never even guess the kind of deals I got on these plants. I hope they all make it because they would all be about double the cost or more to replace. Let's just say I was able to do the install and boulder work for around $5K and still make money. If it wasn't for the drainage work, I would've had about double that for landscaping.
  5. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
    Posts: 167

    Couldn't tell ya. They have the coolest quartz veins running all through them though. I bought 15 of them for $125 off of a Mennonite nursery I go to. The owner dug them out of the ground while building a house for his son. They are native to PA, but don't know a name to tell you.
  6. AllProMow

    AllProMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    Thats a gorgeous install. Looks very natural and should be the envy of the neighborhood!
  7. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    Really nice job , good blend of textures and colors - thanks for sharing the project.
  8. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    Love the boulder work! Did you get them from Conestoga? We have a couple builder sites that have piles of them 30' tall. We can take as many as we want for free.

  9. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,943

    Looks really good, everything flows really well.
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 863

    definitely falls into what I like to do for my customers, you've mixed textures with great seasonal interest, nice work.

    on a personal taste though the evergreens up against the fence I don't like, Unless they stay columnar then it would be fine. I think I would have tried something by the chimney like an espaliered apple.

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