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Walkway Design Help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by AWJ Services, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Here are some pictures of the front of my house.
    I want some sort of walkway that will lead from here and turn right and go up too the carport on the other end.It is not limited too a walkway however.

    I am having a hard time with the brick color and the look of my house with finding a good match.
    I have not a creative bone in my Body.LOL
    I plan on re landscaping everything in front as well.
    If the materials are available here I can install them.

    Here are some pics.
    This is long overdue.
    Thanks in advance.

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  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    You have lots of options there, I just hate the look of the steps as they are, I'd cap them with something. Do you have a budget????
     
  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    See I would have never thought of capping them.
    I overlook the simplest things .LOL

    Considering that the projects budget will be materials only it opens it up quite abit.
    I was looking at a couple grand for the hardscaping.
    I have all the materials for the Irrigation and the planting will be done in the spring.
    I would love too have a good foundation for the landscaping finished by January.

    I personally Like natural stone ,but I love the look of paver's as well.
    Maybe even a small pond or some other water feature.
    I just do not want too overwhelm the house.

    The front yard has 7 large Pecan and Oak trees which create a bunch of Shade.
    I have tons of Green Lirope and also some very Mature Nandinas for transplant.
    The 2 compact Boxwoods I let grow natural and they really have a great look.
    I like a more meandering look than a structured look.
     
  4. Humble Earth Mover

    Humble Earth Mover LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I wouldn't cap the steps. Wet laid brick is a classy look. I think pavers is a bad idea. Way too much brick present. Go with flagstone and a brick border. Keep the landscape clean and formal.
     
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    ditto...........
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Here are some samples of some stone or maybe I could do it square cut slate tiels with some sort of border.

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  7. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Pic 3 with brick border..... but that's just me. Don't demo everything there.... not worth it.
     

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