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Small Landscape Project

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Smithers, May 30, 2005.

  1. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    Here is a project my wife and i did recently. dont have a "before" pic (erased them by accident :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: ), but it had a lot of overgrown, low grown evergreens, roses, and marble stones/chips....i hated taking the chips out.

    most of the work was in labor.

    not big deal, but i really like how it turned out. did it in between cutting grass, the vegetable garden (different thread) and a full time job.

  2. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    a different angle

  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Looks really great.. xept the Arbivorte too close to the house in the corner by the porch in front of the window.I try not to plant in front of windows or that close to the corners.GREAT WORK THOUGH!!Looks good!What's with the dead lawn edge??
  4. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    not too bad. I agree that the arb should not have been placed in front of the window, but maybe inbetween. The bed edge is not too well defined either. Overall, for a first time install, I'd give it a B-. The more you do, the more you get to know plant types and perennial types.
  5. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    thanks...i forgot to mention..the edge is not finished yet. i will "trench it" with the Brown Bed edger. i just followed the old design and that's what it was before.

    Once i rent the landscape edger, it will look perfect. thanks for the high mark.
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    all edges should be trenched BEFORE mulch is installed. now you have to move the mulch back, stc......
  7. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    yeah, i think you are right...but i dont know when i will get my hands on the edger. it's no big deal to pull the mulch back a few inches with a green garden rake.
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,742

    Edging that is short work with hand tools. A half moon edger or straight edge spade will do the trick.
  9. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,265

    would that work??? better than renting the bed edger? well, at least it would be cheaper, that's for sure.
  10. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 1,218

    You could use a stick edger and a pick and have a nice edge around that area in bout 30 min. Same look as a bed edger........ :D

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