We wrapped up a landscaping project yesterday for 85 yr old Betty M.
(50 foot of new sidewalk, retaining wall and landscaping.)
Started talking to Betty about her project October of 2016. I spent a lot of time pulling all of the details of this one together.
Here are the before pictures:
And here are the “after” pictures:
Back story. Because of the steepness of the bank, local landscapers were skittish about touching this one. First estimate came in at over $12,000. Second guy said, if Betty wasn’t willing to spend at least $9,000 on the landscaping, (not counting the sidewalk) he was not interested in even doing an estimate.
After a lot of research and thought, I decided to give it a whirl myself. 🙂 (Initially, I was just bidding on the sidewalk)
I found a new product on the Internet called “geo-grid” that has been created for just these situations. It is a thick plastic grid staked to the ground.
Here is a picture of the geo-grid before we put on the mulch:
Long term goal is to have juniper plants take over the area. One nursery was asking $50 a pop for the
little buggers.. junipers. I suggested to Betty, let’s wait until everything else was done, and check end of season prices @ the local big box store .
(I needed 20)
I called the big box store on Thursday to see if they had any junipers left in the greenhouse?
Yes they did, and everything was 30% off…!!!
Heck, half of them were on sale for $5.00 a piece.
Well, need to run.
Let me know if you need an estimate on any construction work… 🙂 If I don’t know how to do it, I will tell you straight up.