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White Gardens

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by White Gardens, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Edzel

    Edzel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Make sure the rain water does not get stuck in the inside corner ... i think you need a drain in the wall ... the rest is fine job.. step should be no more than 7.25 inches high..
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is a link in post #12, it shows the drainage I did on the side of the house.

    Once the water hit my French Drain, (in the corner) then it drops strait down and disappears.

    I don't think there was going to be anyway to put a pipe on the back-side of the wall considering the tree roots that were there.
     
  3. Edzel

    Edzel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    that's ok with a French drain.. do not pack the earth on the inside wall.. do use loose ¾ inch clean gravel.. this way your wall will stay dry as water will flow thru the crack..
     
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Few random pics.

    This is the property of the recent design I did. I wish I could find some more pics, I'll look around.

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  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    A couple of pics of 1 of 5 pop-ups I did at a property this last week.


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    Hey, it's Mickey Mouse

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  6. Edzel

    Edzel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 48

    Why is the black elbow on the down pipe???
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a simple expanding coupler, it was cocked to the side when I took the pic.

    I put those in there so the HO can easily pull it out and flush it with a hose if need be. It helps to eliminate a "Y" connection and a clean-out plug.
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Here's a few pics. I've slowed down the last week or so and the Mother in law was wanting some work done. I originally wasn't going to take pics, but then insisted on having a water feature, so, I figured it might turn out interesting.

    First pic is the out-line of the bed, and I took my trimmer and skinned down the turf. There is a lot of large surface roots, so I felt it was going to be a nightmare to try and till the area.

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    This pic is of the old-school FS66 with the yard boss tiller head. The thing is great for grading small areas, especially in soil like this where it eats it no problems. I have one tine on in this pic and I've cut a groove in my out line. It helps me get a better curve started. If I just use a shovel, it's hard to keep it looking nice.

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    This pic is after the trench has been dug with a shovel.

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  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Rough Grade, including pulling dirt away from the Locust tree, that someone had piled around the base.

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    Trench tilled out one more time with all the tines on the yard boss.

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    Last pic of the evening, after I've roughly set the tub for the water feature. I got a late start yesterday afternoon, and finished around 6 p.m. I have about 3 hours in it. I'm waiting for the light shower we had this morning to burn off.

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  10. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,116

    i love your work man
     

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