Sunday, July 17, 2011
I have been very good at keeping up with "The Landscape Guy" facebook page-not so efficient at updating the blog. Have added photos from the last month and a half or so-been pretty busy! I still have the rest of July booked up and have a good bit of work scheduled in Sept-Oct..but August looks a bit light right now if you have a project you are ready to move forward with.
This was a neat install-really nice, small back yard area in Candler Park. I removed a huge old Red Tip Photina (remember those?) to open up some light for the turf and planting areas, then installed Palisades Zoysia as the turf. Also added amended soil to some new bed areas and tilled it in with the native soil.
I installed a dry creek bed at this house last summer to alleviate erosion from the back corner of the house to a "real" creek that flows thru the back yard. The homeowner liked the look and decided to extend the creek bed all the way to the driveway in front. They also wanted a way to easily cross the river stones as the walked around the house. This was accomplished with a 2' x 5' slab of Crab Orchard flagstone laid across as a footbridge. The final touch was the addition of pea gravel to improve the appearance of the section of dry creek that was visible from the front parking area.
I almost left this job off the blog! Following construction of a under deck patio/walkway on this project we installed 4500 sf of Palisades Zoysia here-that is a lot to leave out!
This client was getting his back yard washed away by all the surface water that entered his lot from the neighbor's yards in back. I installed a drainage system with around 150' of 4" ADS and 3 12" catch basins, then constructed a 100' Windsor Block Wall to corral the water and direct it into the drainage system.
Some rare (for this summer) over cast and cool weather helped out with this installation in Grant Park. We installed approx 1500 s.f. of 419 Bermuda Sod here.
This was the final phase on this project for a while. I re-built and added on to a Windsor block wall installed by the homeowner last year..then filled in all remaining bare front areas with Palisades Zoysia sod.