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My favorite job this year

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GreenMonster, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Sometimes, it's some of the basic stuff that does the most for a place.

    It was a pretty basic walkway, and we put in some mature plants to make this place look like the landscape wasn't new. Those are moonbeam junipers, newport plum, dense yews, endless summer's, red leaf sandcherry and wine & roses weigela

    For some reason, I think this just came out real nice (and I'm never satisfied), and it ended up being one of my favorite end result installs of the year -- even if the homeowner did complain about us repairing the lawn that we damaged. :confused:

    It's Techo Elena in Sandlewood





  2. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    thats quite a difference and looks real good. did you use that bobcat for all the prep work and stuff. how well do those machines do?
  3. kaig

    kaig LawnSite Member
    from Lee, NH
    Messages: 9

    Looking real nice, like all of your work ;)

    May I ask about the cost of materials, hardscape and plants?
  4. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Graet work as usual Mark, really enjoy when you post pics. Do you still find time for lawn maintenance & can ya still throw down some stripes? LOL!!
  5. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    The excavation/installation was done with the T190 and/or the MT52. Both machines are decent, and I have complaints with both as well

    The total installation cost was 7-8k. I don't remeber exactly.

    Thanks. We do lawn maintenance, but I haven't been on a mower in months. Every once in a while, I'll jump on one and do my own lawn. Course, all I know how to do know is tear the turf, leave tall strips, and when I'm done, it looks like I chased a snake. :D
  6. lawncare18

    lawncare18 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 742

    Great work as always mark... hows the weather holding up there for ya?? been real rainy down here..you ready for snow or dont you plow??
  7. Ideal Lwns & Landscp

    Ideal Lwns & Landscp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    I don't know if it's just me but the colors of mulch and materials make a job so much nicer sometimes..Awesome job!!!
  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    After seeing pictures of finished walkways with new plantings it makes me think i am loosing alot of money only doing hardscapes. I think i am going to invest alot of time this winter into learning about plants.

  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    very nice install and design. i'll be in keen today for the pumpkin fest. see you there:waving:
  10. MarcusLndscp

    MarcusLndscp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    Hey there my friend!
    That's a sweet looking walkway! Not bad for a rookie! We need to get together and chat about weekend activities....I'm really enjoying having all the wedding plans in the past. Now we just need to do all the darned thank you's...hopefully she does all that!!!:)
    Give me a ring when you actually have decent service on that junk cell phone you have!

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