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Post  John Quinn on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:03 am

Hi all...a few of you know of the extensive revision my yard has gone through these past 7 months. I cleared out the back yard entirely and had installed an inground pool and spa. The project entailed significant issues concerning grade changes and drainage. As part of that solution, I had areas for growing/displaying some of my trees incorporated into the design. Here are a few pics of the project. Now, I need to tend to some neglected trees!












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Post  Jake16 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:08 am

I really like that Smile very classy

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Post  jgeanangel on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:11 am

Wow!! Super nice John! That is an amazing transformation!!
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Post  Neil Brough on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:19 am

Very nice pergola and terracing, great looking design enjoy.Cheers Neil

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:30 am

I have now gone from too much shade to probably too much sun. Will have to see how trees (and I) manage...

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:46 am

Stunning! It looks like you have a misting system in the wall... did you create planting boxes out of the stone and fill it with gravel?

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:02 am

Todd, there are adjustable spray heads in the 'planter' area. I have yet to determine how effective, or not, they will be. The planter area has landscape fabric underneath a few inches of grit.

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Post  Auballagh on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:03 am

Wow, that's really nice!  You've got some great ideas, and that's a beautiful job of landscaping it all out.
Unfortunately, I'm still sort of stuck in the 'industrial stage' of development with my tree nursery.  With not enough yard - and seemingly WAY too many trees! Embarassed

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Post  John Quinn on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:40 am

This time last year I was using boards and concrete blocks and had way too much junk. This solution was not cheap but it complemented the design of the retainng walls which were integral to our project.

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Post  Guest on Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:46 am

Hi John

It is a very elegant displayarea you have build. Like you, do I hope it is a good spot for your trees to grow....if not, can you use this area for something else, f.eks. art

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  fiona on Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:06 am

Lovely setting for the trees.  Hope you have many hours of enjoyment sitting poolside looking at them.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Lovely, John. Enjoy!

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Post  xuan le on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:41 pm

Wo...o...ow.
I wish I could have one like this.

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Post  Fore on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Incredible garden John! Very inspirational!

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Post  giga on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:14 pm

looks fantastic-with niot enough time and money i'm still doing my yard

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:32 pm

Wow John, Mazeltov!!

I must say, as this is my area of expertise, I can tell you in all honesty that is is looking absolutely bleddy marvelous! Congrats again.

If I designed this job for you..... I would have stained the Gazebo the same colour as the furniture, a dark ebony..... it will also go better with the dark palisade fencing....which is also beautiful and airy .

The bonsai display area is awesome!!

What is that grass you use, its definately a tuffed forming grass isnt it? Is it a grass that sleeps in winter, does it snow where you live? Did you sow it or was it roll-on?

Love and light.

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Post  Rudi_G on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:10 pm

Nice project!

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Post  JudyB on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:56 pm

Quality over quantity wins every time. Absolutely stunning garden, kudos.

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Post  John Quinn on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:24 am

Thanks for the nice comments everyone!
Andre, the grass is Zeon Zoysia   http://www.nimmerturf.com/zeonzoysia.html
We do get snow every few years, and we may get temps down below 20F at night, although rarely. Our daytime average high in January is about 52F (11C). It will go dormant and turn brown in winter. This is my first experience with Zoysia as my previous lawns have been Centipede. We laid sod rolls...it can also be started from plugs but not seeds.
The pergola is cedar, so I went with the natural cedar stain.
Andre, if you are a landscape professional, you will be interested in knowing that we used permeable pavers (Belgard Aqua Roc) in the areas at the bottom of the two stairs to deal with significant drainage issues related to the pool construction.
Giga, I still do my own yard maintenance but contracted out this major project.  Cool

Here's an evening shot...

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Post  hjycumt007 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:41 am

an excellent surrounding,like this

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Post  efishn on Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:33 am

Ok John.... how much ? Smile



beautiful yard !


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Post  Guest on Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:19 pm

Wow! I always love seeing pictures of members backyard display areas.
One of the most intriguing aspect is the light effects in different parts of the world.
Some locations remind me of impressionist paintings.
Thanks for sharing.

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Post  dick benbow on Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:22 pm

It's very nicely done. being an olde Koi Guy, I'd had a koi pond with koi in it for my water feature. LOL

I'm sure you can figure out an artful way if needed to incorporate some shade cloth.

thanks for sharing....Smile

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Post  cpt. on Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:36 pm

fantastic yard!

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Post  JimLewis on Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:17 pm

I hope everyone realizes that this is an antique post that got revived -- somehow.

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