Friday, July 15, 2016
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I got about half-way through putting down edging blocks for a new flowerbed last weekend, but while I thought it would be a straightforward project all the way through, I now realize I need help :)
1.) On the far right end of the downhill slope, it looks like the blocks will probably get to be 7 or 8 levels high. Should I be concerned about the load that will be placed on that end by the 2 feet or so of new gravel and soil that will exist there?
2.) I didn't know to 'stagger' the blocks and now I'm thinking I probably need to go back and do that. Not only because I'm concerned it might not look that great the way it is now once the columns get to be 7 or 8 levels high, but the wall would probably be much stronger.
3.) What should I do about the uneven ground level underneath the deck, behind the lattice? If I fill in the flowerbed area alone, clearly it will be much higher than the existing ground level there. I'd planned on putting some kind of hardiboard in front of the lattice, just high enough to match the flower bed level, but now that I see how high it will get... Is the best option to raise the ground level under the deck to match? Alternatives? Obviously that bush is going to have to go.
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Hey guys, first off, thanks for taking time out to read this post. Bought a house several months ago that came with a installed sprinkler system. Well now that I'm finally home, of course there are all kinds of issues that aren't covered by warranty. Essentially I have grass in the front and back, however my sides are all shrubs and pine needles.
The house was a show home along side 3 other houses, so when they built them, they installed a single large sprinkler system, then before they sold them the basically split the system up.
Here's the issues, one side of my house that was supposed to have a drip line, doesn't even have it connected, its completely cut off and then there were several leaks occurring causing a lot of water build up and mud.
First question, how hard would it be to start replacing all the drip lines for regular piping and pop up heads, I plan on putting in sod on all the sides?
Second, the heads in the front of the house are significantly smaller than the back yard, does this mean the piping will be smaller as well?
I'm not really sure how to tackle this project, I would love to fix whats broke and leave it at that and the regular heads on the side, but what are the chances that the entire system is just crap. Should I try and tackle this whole project with zero experience?
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We just moved into a new house and the yard/lawn is in poor condition. There are small patches of grass but then a lot of weeds and areas of hard, packed down dirt. The previous owners watered some, but their irrigation system broke, and at some point after they moved out just stopped watering.
The guys who did our yardwork at our previous house have quoted us $10,000 to re-grass the entire lawn. The steps involved are:
- Raking the entire lawn to break up the soil and weeds.
- Cutting the entire lawn very low, down to just above the soil.
- Using round-up weed killer on the entire lawn to kill every plant.
- Wait for the round-up to work. (One week?)
- Deposit a layer of high quality soil on top of the entire lawn.
- Deposit sod grass on top of that.
- Adjust sprinkler heads so that they are not buried (some will need to be raised, and they know how to do that).
- Sprinkle the lawn.
- Wait for lawn to lay down roots and grow.
Does this seem like a fair price for the work? What are our alternatives? This will be on top of the cost of putting in a new sprinkler system.
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We are putting river rock under our deck stairs which is dirt. We are probably going to concrete there and redo our deck within the next three years. What works best for weed prevention and won't disintegrate when we go to remove the rocks later? I've used "high quality landscape fabric" in the past which didn't last worth a darn.
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I transplanted a vine maple and a month later the leaves that are in the sun are turning orange and drying up. is it dying? what can i do to help it?
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