Posts Tagged ‘planting bed design

29
Mar
09

Landscaping before and after pics. Planting bed design.

Well, the stone company who was going to come and move my stone table had a break down on their forklift thing.  They did not come and move the table so I could not build the patio or the fire pit.  I was very very disappointed with this.  I still had a lot to do though.  I had a friend come and help me yesterday.  That was nice and a lot got down.  One of the things we did was design the planting bed on part of my driveway.  I transplanted and moved a couple of plants around, removed sod with a pick (no sod cutter this time), and mulch the area.  It was pretty darn hard.  I also tried to remove the basketball hoop but the person installed it into about a 2 foot by 4 foot pillar of concrete and we just could not move it.  Anyhoo, here are the before and after pictures of the planting bed.  In the future, there is going to be a small concrete paver pad in the middle of this bed.  That work and those pictures will came some time later.  It is hard to see the plants but the change in the bed is dramatic.  By the way, I am very sore from the work today.  It is a lot of work to removed sod with a pic but it is easier than using a shovel. All in all, I burned around 400-500 calories on this part of the days landscaping work.

Before I removed the sod for the planting bed

Before I removed the sod for the planting bed

 

THis is a before shot of a planting bed prior to sod removal

THis is a before shot of a planting bed prior to sod removal

 

This is an after picture of the planting bed

This is an after picture of the planting bed

 

This is the after picture

This is the after picture

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29
Mar
09

Future home of yet another stepping stone pathway.

This is the site for a stepping stone path.

This is the site for a stepping stone path.

Here I am in the back yard again.  My wife caught me on the move. HAHAHA  Just to the right of me is the future home of another stepping stone pathway that I will put laying down.  This pathway is of low priority but I thought I would share the picture with you anyway.  I have a substantial drainage issue in this area so I will have to develop a way to keep water away from the path so that it will stay clean on peoples feet.  The path will flow from the lawns edge to about 20 feet away where it will “Y” off into two directions.  At that point the path will flow to the left to the front lawn and also to the right all the way around the planting island to the right.  Below is a picture of where the path the turns to the right around the island will end.

Back lawn planting bed and home of the end of the steeping stone path

Back lawn planting bed and home of the end of the steeping stone path

So the island that the path will go around is at the top left of the photo.  The path will hit the lawn just as the lawn is curving toward the island.  This is also where the cross sculpture will go as well as a seating area near the property line to the righ.  This picture also shows three fire maples that I just recently planted towards the back.  You can really only see one of them in the sunlight.  Notice the nice design of the lawn’s edge as it flows serpentine like.  I love that look.  It is more relaxed and less formal than straight lines.