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Completed job. Whatcha think

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by o-so-n-so, May 16, 2004.

  1. o-so-n-so

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

    I just completed this job. Its my first landscape job since I became certified.

    I can handle constructive criticism. I need you to be honest with me.

    The Wall is one of two walls on the property. It had to match existing rock work on the house.

    The customer is extremely happy with this project.


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  2. o-so-n-so

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

    different angle..........
  3. o-so-n-so

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


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  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Very nice looking. Great work. Personally, I would have chosen a bolder color in the mulch, but it looks great.
  5. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 218


    The job looks nice. Good for you on becoming a Certified Landscape Technician! :D:D:D

    One comment on the wall, I would try to stagger your joints more, as if you were building a brick wall (but not neccesarily to that extent). It will give your wall much more strength.

    What's your trick for keeping the mortar off of your stones?
  6. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    WOW!That looks great!
    For some reason,those plants look familiar.:)
    Is your bottom course all on the same level or did you step it up?
    Love the stone work and the planting.
  7. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Hi o-so-n-so,

    Nice work!
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    I like the stone work. Plantings look good too. Are they planted a little close, though? Might they be growing into each other a few years from know. I can't tell from the pic what is in there.
  9. o-so-n-so

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


    Yes I had 2 step ups per end with a concrete footing and a 4" block wall behind the rock.

    I want the plants to fill this area up in a few. I like a full bed with vertical and color contrast.

    The rock work was a tough task for me. I learned alot. Took lots of notes. Bridging the gaps is alot harder than you would think. No trick in keeping the rock clean. They were a mess. I had to clean them after completing.

    The mulch matches whats around the existing landscape. I just wanted to tie in nicely. Would never use "red" unless requested. Its just not natural looking.
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    so n so,
    I think you did a great job on the wall!
    The plantings I probably would have gone with fewer and a bit more variety,but it still looks pretty good anyway.
    Good work.

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