White Gardens

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

  1. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    I also wanted to add that I really contemplated hard on doing a one inch overhang on the flagstone and adding three step lights under the lip or overhang similar to what I did on the exposed walls on the beach.

    I would have then had to run conduit through the center void and fill concrete around that to hide the wire.

    Even with the fire-brick in the center, I didn't feel confident that there would have been enough heat protection to keep the wire from melting. And, all it would take is one big raging log, or a little brush that spills over the top, burns on the ground and thus scorching the lights.
     
  2. White Gardens

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    Final Photos. Got all my crap cleaned up from the jobsite. I plan on going back and taking more photos when the grass fills in some.

    Turned right around and headed to the next job. Small rock removal and new fabric, some brick edging and 5 tons of rock put back.

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  3. White Gardens

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    More Photos.

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  4. bobcat48

    bobcat48 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Wow it looks great.
     
  5. White Gardens

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    Thanks, Thumbs Up

    All in all I feel it turned out pretty good. It looks much better out there to say the least.

    When it comes down to it, there is still some things that I would do a little differently if I had to do it again.
     
  6. Stillwater

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    That always happens
     
  7. twcw5804

    twcw5804 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That place is awesome, I'll bring some beer.
     
  8. White Gardens

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    Yes it is. Luckily the HO is a semi-distant relative of my wife and this property is outside of Danvers where I live.

    The Husband who owns the spraying and spreading business is a really nice guy and people hang out there pretty regularly. So needless to say I can go out there whenever I want.

    On top of it he offered his shop if I ever need it to work on my equipment.:cool2: Basically the front third of that big building has a concrete floor, drain, and is heated. If I have a breakdown in the winter I can go out there and work on my plow equipment. He also is my back-up in case we get a blizzard in the winter and I can pay him to use his wheel loader to move snow out of parking lots.

    Needless to say I gave them a little bit of a discount because of all that, but, I still charged what I needed to in order to survive the time I worked on it. Basically you can't give your services away.

    As a little update, I removed 10 tons of rock from a property and installed 44 feet of brick edging, and new fabric over the weekend. I'm still waiting for the new shipment of rock to come in so I can finish the last two tons that I need to put in.

    I turned around yesterday and bed-edged part of the farm property and installed some hydrangeas to finish off the landscaping around the paver sidewalk I did last fall. I also started prep on the beds to get ready to do 15 yards of mulch out there before their party on Saturday.

    The farmhouse is looking great this year, and I can't wait to take pics when I'm done.
     
  9. White Gardens

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    Crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ran over my FS 90. :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    Right now parts are half of what a new trimmer will be, I might just fix it for now.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  10. White Gardens

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    Farm house is done. 20 yards of mulch, a mow which took 4 passes to chop up the grass. They mow at something like 6-7 inches so knocking it down for their party took some time.

    Trimmed, edged the beds, expanded a couple of them in order to show the mulch and create a better buffer between the plants and the cut edges, and also some tree pruning from the ground.

    3.5 days and luckily not much rain during that time. I was freaking out as they are having a party tomorrow and was wondering if it was going to get done in time.

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