Landscape Work

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by landscaperman, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. landscaperman

    landscaperman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    It all depends on the soil. The soil that I made the wall in has a lot of clay which compacts very nice. I did not install it by the book, because as you can tell money was an issue on this project. I did compact the soil as much as possible and added about 2-3 inches of stone dust. Any small walls I do like that I guaranty it for a life time. If it does ever sink at all it is not costing me much to go out there and fix my mistake, and it also helps sell the job.
  2. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 759

    I can understand a warranty but a lifetime is way too much if you get into bigger jobs.. Especially when you do everything right and then some and it still falls down because of climate change or some random thing.
  3. IntegrityGuy

    IntegrityGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Everything looks good.

    The one thing i would comment on is that...
    - tipically with most new landscape installs people do not put in deep edges for the beds. I never have known why but it is always true.

    - so next time make them more defined.

    - great job though.
  4. landscaperman

    landscaperman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I can't wait till spring to make some money.

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  5. treeman06

    treeman06 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    whats with the polish stone around the trees? i think it really takes away from the rest of the plantings. edges are not very crisp, rent a bed edger they do wonders.
  6. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,260

    I think your work looks nice! Keep it up.
  7. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    Wouldn't making the edges more defined be making them deeper? I have seen both around here and I personally think a real crisp 2-3 inch edge around the bed looks best.
  8. pilot75

    pilot75 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I have never really dug any beds down before. It has been my experience to build it up to create that crisp edge. In situations like slab homes where you cannot build up much in the bag we have typically built it up 3 or 4 inches in the front and let it taper off a little towards the back and be more level than sloping away from the house. A small load of good clean topsoil would do those beds easily.
  9. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    I was talking about digging a couple inches down along the edge, then tampering up. Similar to Chestnut Oaks, looks great:
  10. ponyboy

    ponyboy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ny
    Messages: 1,570

    sorry looks like a home depot job but i do like the red bark mapel one of my favorits , how about some height of even depth in the landscape

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