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small job i did today..

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fga, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    this is a small planting job i did today. basically (1) weeping red maple, (2) spirals, (1) pom pom, mops and barberrys, and mums as fillers for fall color.

    before pics, after we ripped out the existing shrubbery...
  2. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    this are the afters...
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    few more pics..
  4. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    the last of the day, my guy doing the hard work.......
  5. Ferngolf

    Ferngolf LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 19

    Looks great!!
    Would you have done it if the Yanks were on at 1:00 today??!!!
  6. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    thanks fern. alot more work there then it looks. we shoveled 3 yards of soil just to get the berm, and fill in around the recently done steps, (they had to dig out for the footing)

    i'm so backed up, this was getting done today even if i had tickets!
  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Unless they were really good seats :blob3: :blob3:

    Looks good.
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Looks good Adam. I like barberry, but they're getting hard to find around here. Considered an invasive species now.

    A few things:

    1. Just my preference, but I don't care for the stone around the maple.
    2. I'd like to see the bed edge better defined -- maybe it is, but it's hard to tell from your pics.
    3. Replacing those mums with perennials in the spring?
  9. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    People have yards in New York? LOL Looks good FGA! I went to NYC about 5 years ago, man that is a whole different world from Kansas. I picked up a shirt that said "New York it isn't Kansas" and had a picture of a gun.
  10. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    we kind of trampled the grass along edge while working today, but the grass is really nice, zoiysa, so it edges nicely. plus, we're probaly going to be adding the 12" wall blocks, before the winter. they didn't have the budget to do everything at one shot. that's why i gave it a higher berm, so they will be with the wall level, or alittle above.

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