some pics for the Stir Crazy

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by cedarcroft, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    my new found picture posting skills. these are before and after shots of a house that we did a total renovation on. we gutted the property and did everything from scratch. I did everything except the stoop/walk and driveway.

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  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
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    i don't get it... there's 2 big trees in the before pics, and no trees in the afters?
     
  3. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    some more in extreme wall building thread

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  4. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    cuistomer didn't want those trees anymore. he wanted the property gutted completely. which we complied with.
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did you renovate the dogs in the first picture or did the owners want them removed also??? :p
     
  6. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    I shaved them down and replaced their fur with nice tall fescue sod and some purple phlox on the tail and collar area. the owner is really happy with how it came out!:p
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL... Sounds a lot like a Chia Pet! :rolleyes:
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well it looks like a whole lot of work and a hard job.For doing what the customer requested you did a great job.I just have to say that I would have refused to remove the mature trees in the front anyway.Or I would have done my very best to talk them out of removal.The reason being is that by removing beutiful old tree's he actually lowered his property value rather than retained and raised it with the new landscaping.I always second guess a customer such as this.The job looks great though and I am sure you had not much say so in the plan.
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Found a pic in the Off Topic forum of the great job you did renovating one of their dogs. :drinkup:

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  10. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree about the trees. I like a few well placed trees in the front yard but less in the back. The customer wanted NOTHING!! he wanted a very clean look and thats what he got. I would have left the big old pine in the front, it had a nice look and created some good shade. the maple would have come down no matter what. it would have torn up his driveway and walk. we widedned the driveway by about 4' so it was in the way.

    As for the dog, my kids saw it and now I will be paying for therapy forever!!
     

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