Deep Roots on GetRealtyV Birhmingham

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Here is a quick video with where Jonathan provides a few suggestions for a home owner looking to add some curb appeal to help sell their home (starts at 2:10).

Custom Backyard Slide

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Adding a Bird Bath to Your Landscape

Friday, June 18th, 2010

This is a birdbath with a custom flagstone circle that goes around the base of the birdbath.

(click the picture below for an enlarged view)

Bird Bath Landscape

We cut the flagstone with a stone saw in circle and then cut a small circle in the middle for the base of the bird bath. Then we used mortar to set the bird bath in place.  This provides a very stable foundation for the birdbath preventing it from tipping accidentally.

Moss Rock Wall Project

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

This Moss Rock wall project took a total of two weeks to complete. The home owner loves the finished project.

Moss Rock Wall with Flag Pole

Materials and plants installed:

3 dogwood Cherokee Prince/ 30 Winter Jasmine/ 60 Autumn Ferns/ 15 Oak Leaf Hydrangea/ 3 Adgo Grass/ 3 Pink Mully Grass/ 5 Little Bunny Grass/ 5 Day lilly Happy Return/ 6 Wheeler Dwarf Phittosprum/ 2 Nano Crypatermia/ 2 Gold Mops

Moss Rock Wall

Materials used:

120 Bails of Pine straw/ 30 bags of mortar/ 300 square feet of stone/ 2 yards of sand/ 300 feet of drip line for irragation / 3 large boulders that weight three thousand pounds/ 10 yards of top soil/ 1 27ft Flag pole/  That’s all the materials that I can remember … I’m sure there are few items I missing.

Autumn Ferns and Hiding Your Water Hose

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Autumn Fern
This a great evergreen fern to use in landscaping it will tolerate some partial sun to full shade (No Hot Afternoon Sun).  The Autumn Fern will not spread and stays in clumps, growing to a maximum of 24 inches in height.  The new growth comes out Bronze in color then turns bright green.  Deep Roots Landscaping likes to use the Autumn Fern in our landscaping design.
Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern with new growth pictured below, it is bronze in color at first before turning bright green.

Autumn Fern New Growth

Hide Your Water Hose
I have seen the use of containers before to hide water hoses and garden tools and thought it has a great idea.  So why not try it.  I really like the way it works …  just you coil the water hose in a circle inside the container and pull out as much water hose as you need.  Yes, it still takes a little time to roll the hose up inside the container, but it gives the water hose a nice tasteful home around your landscaping (and I have yet to find a hose reel that really works well).

Hidden Water Hose

Confederate Jasmine – this is a great evergreen vine to use in your landscape.  It also has a small white flower that blooms once a year with a great fragrance, so it’s great planted by an entrance.  We used this vine to cover an old ugly wire dog fence that was about 6 feet tall.  It has taken five vines that we planted three years ago to cover about twenty square feet.  We used fertilizer and watered on a regular schedule to achieve this amount of growth.  It is not the fastest to grow but once established does very well.  This vine is great for mail boxes, arbors and trellis.

Confederate Jasmine

Azaleas and Gardenias In Your Landscape

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

In the front on the house we used the recycled stone for the planter edging. The edging is about 6 inches in height with curves only and no straight lines.

The plant selection was encore azalea “autumn angle white” which blooms twice per year. This will give the house a bit of color in mid spring and early fall. There were nine azaleas total.  We used Radicus Gardenia next to the front porch. The Gardenia will welcome the home owner and guest a great smell in June when they come to the front door.  The bloom is also white.  We used 7 plants for this area next to the front door.

Just click the picture below for an expanded view of the landscape.

Stone Patio and Outdoor Stairs

Monday, May 17th, 2010

There are over 3000 square feet of Country Manor retaining wall and 2000 square feet of marble pavers. 200 linear feet of hand rails. 9 foot retaining wall.

There were 38 steps the from parking pad to the backyard.

40 X 40 play ground with rubber mulch.

Moss Rock fire place it is 10 ft tall

The flagstone steps are blue stone.

Stone Staircase with Handrails

Yard Drainage Control

Friday, May 14th, 2010

We used variegated Hosta in the stone planter behind the retaining wall to add a bright color during the summer months.
The rain gutter that removes water from the screened in back porch runs under the retaining wall, flagstone patio and under ground to the lowest point in the backyard to get the water off the property.

Varigated Hosta Landscape

Autumn Ferns in Your Landscape

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Autumn ferns are a great choice for ferns as they are evergreen, love the shade and easy to grow.  Autumn ferns are not a spreading fern they stay in a clump. The Autumn fern new growth comes out in a bronze color.
The rock you see in the planter are small boulders that we used in odd numbers to separate the planter and provide a natural accent piece. This goes well with the stone retaining wall and the stone fire pit.

Autumn Ferns and Stone Planter

Natural Stone Planter

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

This planter is right beside the door the comes out of the screen in porch. We chose Niko Blue hydrangea for this planter. You will all so notice the we used odd numbers for the hydrangea . This will add a lot of color to sided of the house. You can change hydrangea color by adding lime to the soil around the plant and have either pink are blue.