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Transplanting Plants By The Ball & Burlap Method

This landscape would be a good example of an older planting in need of a renovation. The Japanese Maple (green leaf variety) on the corner of the house met the criteria for a good value, high degree of success transplant. Maybe some of you noticed this maple is in leaf and are thinking “You should […]

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Stone Fork – A Must-Have Landscape Tool

A Stone Fork Has Multiple Uses It may be called a stone fork, but handling stones is only one of several things this tool can do.  The tines are spaced just the right distance apart so that it can be used to scoop all sorts of materials including: top soil, sand, stone-dust, etc.  But the […]

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Stonewall Construction – RB Project #6.3

Before I show you the early stages of the pool construction and the start of the cabana, I’d like you to see how the “dry-laid” stone walls are built. These four pictures represent some of the most important points in a dry-laid stone wall construction. (Click each picture to get an enlarged version.) Compaction and stable ground […]

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Landscape Grades and Pitch – A Major Consideration

The owners of this beautiful log home were experienced enough from previous home ownership that they recognized the need to carefully design the driveway. The functional requirements were quite clear, but to contend with the space limitations and conflicting grades presented quite a challenge. The home is a considerable distance from the road and so […]

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