Posts Tagged ‘birmingham landscaping’

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.

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

Hardscape Treatment and Protection

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Deep Roots is now a Techniseal Certified Applicator.  On 4/20/2010 we successfully completed the Techniseal Certified Applicator program under the supervision of an authorized trainer.

Hardscape Protection

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Green Giants Landscaping

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

3 Large “Thuja” Green Giants 15 ft tall 5″ wide -installed today

Green Giants Landscaping

Natural Stone Sidewalk

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

1150 square feet of flagstone with an 8 % slope  and patio

600 square feet of retaining wall

Natural Stone Sidewalk

Landscaping Gardens on a Slope – A Guide to Working on a Slope

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

A landscaper can have a very hard job working on a slope and if it is not done correctly then there will be big problems when rain fall comes. When the rain comes the earth will move and generally destroy whatever has been designed resulting in wasted effort and money if not done properly. A few steps need to be taken to ensure that the landscaped garden is not vulnerable to simple acts of nature.

One of the most important factors when landscaping on a slope is to ensure that there is sufficient drainage to allow the water to run away smoothly without moving the ground and losing the designed landscape in the process. Once you have ensured that there is a decent drainage system then it will be safe to go ahead with the landscaping.

Another great way of ensuring that the land does not move is to base your design on a rock garden which will result in a steady foundation and ensure that the land is not easily moved by rain and wind.

An important consideration to take into account is that landscaping on a slope is a very complicated procedure and it's best to get the advice of an expert before you spend lots of money, time and effort designing a wonderful garden.

It's best to take a look at a bunch of landscaped gardens which were done on a slope to give you some ideas of how best to tackle the challenge. Looking through garden magazines will usually give you a great start on your path to a magnificent landscaped garden.

I would highly recommend looking at Gardening Magazines for more help and information on designing your landscaped slope.

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A Few Inspirational Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Design

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Where to find new, original backyard landscaping ideas for your next design? If you're into landscaping, at rookie or expert level, you may find yourself out of ideas sometimes. If you want to make your next backyard project unique and original, you need to think out of the box. Read on to learn a few ideas and tips that will put the ball rolling and you may come up with a unique design!

Tip 1 – Tree planting

Ok, it doesn't sound interesting or unique, right? But in fact, tree planting is full of creative possibilities. As said before, think out of the box: you can use trees in a suggestive, unique way, using them as decorative ornaments, or in certain shapes or lines that might draw the attention to a certain feature in your yard.

One example of an original use of tree planting is to plant a line of trees along your pool, or create a shadowy path leading to the house, a special place or the pool. If you go for planting trees on the edge of the swimming pool be careful to choose evergreen trees that won't fill your pool with leaves.

Tip 2 – Layering flowerbeds

You can give more dimension if you plan your flowerbeds when planting so to have rows of flowers descending in height. This will make the job of maintaining them much easier.

How to do it? Separate your flowerbed into three or four sections from back to forth. The back row will be used to plant the highest flowers and plants. The next row will hold shorter plants, and so on. This way, your flowers will stand out and your flowerbeds will go out of the regular horizontal plan.

Tip 3 – Use water!

There are plenty of things you can do with water. Include a few water features such as ponds, fountains and even fish tanks. Water features will make a great focal point in your yard, and they're not that difficult to create. Water fountains are a great way to disguise traffic noise, or to create an ideal environment for relaxation or meditation. You can buy fountains or you can make them yourself with a water pump, plastic or earthenware containers, some rocks and plants. You can even go wild and use an old kettle! You can also create a simple but attractive fish tank with a large glass, traslucid cachepot. Put some pebbles, some aquatic plants and a few goldfish and you're done!

These were just a few items you can use in innovative ways when looking for new backyard landscaping ideas for your next design.

Birmingham Landscaping

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Birmingham Landscape

Birmingham Landscape

Birmingham Landscaping Project

Hardscape Materials used:  natural stone/rock

Plant Selection: seasonal flowers and grasses

Project Duration: 4 days